Rashida Tlaib Called a 'Danger' Who Might 'Blow Up' Capitol by Florida City Commissioner

The Council on American-Islamic Relations has demanded Annabelle Lima-Taub resign

Rashida Tlaib just before being sworn into congress, Washington, January 3, 2019.
Carolyn Kaster,AP

Florida city commissioner, Annabelle Lima-Taub, sparked controversy after calling Palestinian-American Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib a "danger" who might "blow up" the U.S. Capitol.

Lima-Taub, who is Jewish and a city commissioner in the south Florida city of Hallandale Beach, made the comments days after Tlaib said she wanted to "impeach that motherf----," a reference to President Donald Trump

Lima-Taub reportedly signed an online petition to remove Tlaib from office and then wrote a message about Tlaib on her personal Facebook page, says the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

"Proudly signed," Lima-Taub wrote, according to a screen grab of the post. "A Hamas-loving anti-Semite has NO place in government! She is a danger and [I] would not put it past her to become a martyr and blow up Capitol Hill."

The Council on American-Islamic Relations demanded Lima-Taub resign, its Florida communications director, Wilfredo Ruiz, saying: “Her un-American, xenophobic statements establish that she is unfit to hold the commissioner’s seat. She must apologize immediately and follow up that apology with her resignation.”