Reps. Omar and Tlaib fight back against Israel, Trump

Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar called on their congressional colleagues to visit Israel despite the country's decision to ban the two of them.
2:26 | 08/20/19

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Transcript for Reps. Omar and Tlaib fight back against Israel, Trump
Thank you, Terry. Also in congress Israel's decision to restrict the visit of two democratic house members and blasted prime minister Netanyahu and president trump and Mary Bruce has the latest. Reporter: Good morning. The congresswomen were supposed to be overseas but instead they are here speaking out. They are slamming Israeli prime minister Netanyahu for barring them and taking on the president in this unprecedented use of his power after he warned Netanyahu that letting them in would show great weakness. Unable to hold back tears Rashida tlaib talked about it days after she was denied entry. We decided as a family that I could not go until I was a free American United States congresswoman coming there not only to see my grandmother but to talk to Palestinian and Israeli organizations that believed that my grandmother deserved human dignity as much as anyone else does. Reporter: Explaining her decision using her grandmother's own words. She said, I'm her dream manifested. I am her free bird. So why would I come back and be caged and bow down? Reporter: Tlaib and ilhan OMAR ripped into president trump for pressuring Israel to cancel their planned visit. Donald Trump would love nothing more than to use this issue to pit muslims and jewish-americans against each other. The Muslim community and the jewish community are being othered and made into the bogeyman by this administration. Reporter: The Muslim congresswomen have both publicly criticized them and support boycotts against the country. Now calling into question the billions of aid that the U.S. Provides to Israel each year suggesting that aid should be tied to Israel's treatment of the Palestinians. Even though she's gotten support from fellow Democrats that could put Democrat there is a tough position. Reporter: George, it does put a lot of Democrats in a really tricky spot because on the one hand they want to support and defend their democratic colleagues but many Democrats here simply don't agree with all of their positions and don't want to be seen as rebuking their strong support for Israel. Mary Bruce, thanks very much.

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