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Homehouse of representativesOver 20 Republicans join Democrats to kill censure resolution against Rashida Tlaib

Over 20 Republicans join Democrats to kill censure resolution against Rashida Tlaib

The House of Representatives voted to kill a resolution to censure progressive Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Wednesday night.

Nearly two dozen Republicans voted along with all House Democrats to table the resolution in a final vote of 222-186 in favor of killing the motion without debate.

Democrats briefly broke out into applause when the resolution failed.

Another of the 23, Rep. Tim Walberg, R-Mich., said he was taking a stand for free speech in voting to halt the Tlaib censure but condemned her rhetoric about Israel.

“As much as I disagree with previous comments made by Rep. Tlaib, First Amendment liberties are for every American, and I will support this constitutional right, whether the speaker is on the political left or right and whether they are speaking heinous lies or harsh truths,” Walberg said. 

“When we hear evil speech, we should not look to the government for the answer but rather speak up as individuals to denounce it.”

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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