Tag: boycott divestment and sanctions movement
Last week, Rubio brought back the “Combating BDS Act” which will “help state and local governments stand up to the which seeks to delegitimize the Jewish state of Israel by inflicting economic damage and starve it of commerce" and “increase protections for state and local governments in America that divest from, prohibit investment in, or otherwise restrict contracting with firms that knowingly engage in commerce-related or investment-related BDS activity attacking Israel, as well as persons doing business in Israel or Israeli-controlled territories.”
Fresh off a trip from Israel, U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz, R-Fla., took to the national airwaves on Friday applauding the decision to ban two congressional Democrats who have backed the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) efforts against that nation.
The House passed the resolution on a 398-17 vote as 16 Democrats and U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., voted against it. Four Democrats and U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich., who left the GOP earlier this month, voted present. Twelve members, including U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., did not vote.
Rubio also pushed back at the BDS movement in an essay published by the New York Times on Tuesday.
With the help of U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., the chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., who is running for governor of Florida, brought out a bill protecting businesses from boycotts targeting Israel.