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Chip Roy defends vote to kill censure against Rashida Tlaib as it fractures conservatives

Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, dismissed Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s resolution to censure progressive Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., as “feckless” on Wednesday night.

The resolution led by Greene, R-Ga., was killed when 22 Republicans and all House Democrats voted to table it before it could be voted on. The final tally was 222 votes to 186. 

“Rep. Rashida Tlaib has repeatedly made outrageous remarks toward Israel and the Jewish people. Her conduct is unbecoming of a member of Congress and certainly worthy of condemnation — if not censure,” Roy began in a statement provided Wednesday to Fox News Digital.

“However, tonight’s feckless resolution to censure Tlaib was deeply flawed and made legally and factually unverified claims, including the claim of leading an ‘insurrection.’”

Greene again posted about Roy on X late on Thursday morning, challenging his pushback on her use of the word “insurrection.”

“Until you force the enemies to live by the same rules, they’re going to keep stomping our faces in the pavement,” she said. “Chip Roy will be reciting his powdered wig soliloquies as Americans are marched to the firing squads.”

Elizabeth Elkind is a reporter for Fox News Digital focused on Congress as well as the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and politics. Previous digital bylines seen at Daily Mail and CBS News.

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