Florida Commissioner: Rep. Rashida Tlaib Might ‘Blow Up’ Capitol

A Florida city commissioner has been urged to resign after she claimed that Rep. Rashida Tlaib—who made history this month when she became one of the first female Muslim members of Congress—might “blow up” the U.S. Capitol. Annabelle Lima-Taub, a city commissioner in the south Florida city of Hallandale Beach, attacked Tlaib after she made her “impeach that motherfucker” comments about Donald Trump. Lima-Taub signed an online petition that aims to remove Tlaib from office, and wrote on her Facebook page to say: “A Hamas-loving anti-Semite has NO place in government! She is a danger and would not put it past her to become a martyr and blow up Capitol Hill.” The Council on American-Islamic Relations has demanded she resign, with its Florida communications director, Wilfredo Ruiz, saying: “Her un-American, xenophobic statements establish that she is unfit to hold the commissioner’s seat. She must apologize immediately and follow up that apology with her resignation.”