Jewish Press of Tampa

FL congresswoman to use Israel flag as message to Tlaib

(JTA) – A new Republican congresswoman from Florida said she will place an Israeli flag outside her office adjacent to that of Rashida Tlaib, a Michigan Democrat who supports boycotting the Jewish state.

Rep. Kat Cammack, who is not Jewish and was elected in November, wrote Wednesday, Jan. 6, on Twitter that Tlaib, a Palestinian American, “has some strong opinions about Israel that [100%] I disagree with, so I’ve made a pledge to plant Israel’s flag outside my door right next to the American flag. I think it’ll be very helpful as she walks past both every day.”

Cammack’s district includes a number of small counties in north Florida including Levy, Dixie and Suwannee Counties.

A spokesperson from Tlaib’s office called the move a “publicity stunt” in a statement to The Times of Israel.

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