U.S. Rep. Shri Thanedar (D) renounced his membership in the Democratic Socialists of America Wednesday because he said the group was “unwilling to call out terrorism in all its forms.”
I renounce my membership in the DSA pic.twitter.com/rtpxStKW2Q
— Congressman Shri Thanedar (@RepShriThanedar) October 11, 2023
“Sunday’s hate-filled and antisemitic rally in New York City, promoted by the NYC-DSA, makes it impossible for me to continue my affiliation,” he said in a statement.
Thanedar added he still believes in the “goals” of democratic socialism, but he will not ally with the organization.
Mikal Goodman, a Pontiac City councilman and co-chair of the Metro Detroit Democratic Socialists of America, was fine with that, as he claimed Thanedar had already been booted out in September.
“His views are not − and have never been − representative of Detroit DSA,” Goodman told the Detroit Free Press. “Rep. Thanedar’s sensationalist statement today renouncing a membership that he has not been entitled to hold for nearly a month is a selfish distraction from the tragedy unfolding in the region.”
Meanwhile, another DSA member, U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, refused to condemn Hamas’s actions, including executing babies:
🚨WATCH: I asked Rep. Rashida Tlaib about Hamas terrorists chopping off babies heads, children being burned alive, and women being raped – she had nothing to say. pic.twitter.com/a3UvuvJ4hW
— Hillary Vaughn (@hillary__vaughn) October 11, 2023
Tlaib fled a Fox News reporter and was silent despite repeated attempts to get her to defend or renounce the terrorist actions.
She continues to fly a Palestinian flag outside her Congressional office:
New: Rep. Rashida Tlaib still has a Palestinian flag hanging outside her House Office amid Hamas’ invasion of Israel.
— Reese Gorman (@reesejgorman) October 9, 2023