Rep. Andy Levin Statement on Israel Barring Entry to Reps. Tlaib and Omar

August 15, 2019
Press Release

Following the Israeli government’s announcement that Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar will be denied entry into the country, Congressman Andy Levin made the following statement:

“This is a completely misguided decision that reeks of political motivation. Congresswoman Tlaib, whose family lives in the West Bank, and Congresswoman Omar, who is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, deserve to be treated with the dignity and respect that any other Member of Congress would receive. This decision pulls at the seams of our two countries’ important relationship and endangers Israel by attempting to politicize American support for the country. The Israeli government should reject the bigoted, wedge-driving political tactics of President Trump, who recently said that both congresswomen should “go back” to their countries, and grant Reps. Tlaib and Omar entry into the country to do their jobs.”