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Kevin McCarthy Blocks Rashida Tlaib Event By Booking the Space for Himself

Posted on AllSides May 10th, 2023
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A Michigan Democrat is pushing ahead with a planned event marking “Nakba” Day—or “the catastrophe,” which commemorates the displacement of Palestinians during Israel s founding in 1948–despite a move by Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to block the event by reserving the space for himself instead. Rep. Rashida Tlaib—the only Palestinian lawmaker in the House, who has been vocal in her criticism of the Israeli government—told CNN she has moved the event to the Senate after McCarthy reserved the space where it was supposed to be held for himself, a spokesperson confirmed....

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