Bill Maher is firing back at Rep. Rashida Tlaib after the Democratic politician from Michigan suggested viewers boycott his show, "Real Time with Bill Maher."
"Some people have one move only: boycott. Cancel. Make-go-away," he tweeted. "But here’s the thing, the house voted 318 to 17 to condemn the #BDS movement, including 93% of Dems. Does Tlaib want to boycott 93% of her own party?"
Tlaib spoke out against Maher following his Friday episode of "Real Time," in which he slammed Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar for their vocal criticism of Israel over its treatment of Palestinians.
"Maybe folks should boycott his show," she wrote. "I am tired of folks discrediting a form of speech that is centered on equality and freedom. This is exactly how they tried to discredit & stop the boycott to stand up against the apartheid in S. Africa. It didn't work then and it won't now."
Maybe folks should boycott his show.— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) August 17, 2019
I am tired of folks discrediting a form of speech that is centered on equality and freedom. This is exactly how they tried to discredit & stop the boycott to stand up against the apartheid in S. Africa. It didn't work then and it won't now. https://t.co/Oa49ZVfrVN
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu previously announced that Omar and Tlaib were barred from entering the country ahead of a planned trip to visit Jerusalem and sites in the West Bank, saying that the two members of Congress were "planning a campaign whose sole purpose was to strengthen the boycott and negate Israel's legitimacy."
After Israel changed course and said Tlaib would be allowed to enter the West Bank on humanitarian grounds to visit her Palestinian grandmother, Tlaib announced in a tweet that she would be declining the invitation due to conditions placed on her trip
"Silencing me & treating me like a criminal is not what (my grandmother) wants for me," she wrote. "It would kill a piece of me. I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in – fighting against racism, oppression & injustice."
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Bill Maher mocks Rashida Tlaib's boycott after they disagree on BDS