The Washington Submit editorial board has known as out President Donald Trump’s assist of Israel’s choice to ban Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) from getting into the nation for a proposed upcoming go to, describing it as “fundamentally un-American.”
“President Trump has trampled on innumerable American democratic norms and traditions, but few instances have been as egregious as his public intervention Thursday urging Israel to deny entry to a pair of U.S. members of Congress who planned to visit the country this weekend,” the newspaper’s board wrote in a scathing op-ed printed Thursday afternoon.
“The episode is a disgrace to both countries and a demonstration that craven domestic political self-interest drives each leader far more than principle or the underlying importance of what until now has been an enduring alliance,” it added.
The publication’s board accused Trump of exhibiting contempt for the lawmakers and their constituents and stated the 2017 introduction of the legislation allowing Israeli authorities to bar supporters of the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) motion from entry was “a sign of weakness.” Each congresswomen have beforehand expressed assist for the motion.
“How could a country with a robust pluralistic democracy bar nonviolent visitors based on their political beliefs?” it requested. “That a U.S. president would lend support and credence to such a policy — at the expense of democratically elected members of Congress — is fundamentally un-American.”
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