Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) called for a boycott against liberal entertainer Bill Maher over his comments against her anti-Israel advocacy, and he hit back with the perfect response.
"Maybe folks should boycott his show," she said in a tweet.
Maher had excoriated Tlaib and others for their lack of understanding of the history of Israel and the use of the BDS movement as a purity test for liberals.
"It's a bulls**t purity test. BDS is a bulls**t purity test by people who want to appear 'woke' but actually slept through history class," Maher said Friday.
"It's predicated on this notion — I think it's very shallow thinking — that the Jews in Israel are mostly white and Palestinians are mostly brown, so they must be innocent and correct and the Jews must be wrong," he added.
"As if the occupation came right out of the blue, that this 'completely peaceful people' found themselves occupied," Maher concluded. "Forget about the intifadas and the suicide bombings and the rockets and how many wars."
Tlaib criticized him in the acidic tweet calling for a boycott.
Maybe folks should boycott his show. I am tired of folks discrediting a form of speech that is centered on equali… https://t.co/vnt5evnk6K— Rashida Tlaib (@Rashida Tlaib)1566081801.0
"I am tired of folks discrediting a form of speech that is centered on equality and freedom," she said. "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."
Maher had a simple response.
"Some people have one move only: boycott. Cancel," he mocked. "Make-go-away."
"But here's the thing, the house voted 318 to 17 to condemn the #BDS movement, including 93% of Dems," he said. "Does Tlaib want to boycott 93% of her own party?"
Some people have one move only: boycott. Cancel. Make-go-away. But here’s the thing, the house voted 318 to 17 to c… https://t.co/GeylAwdemp— Bill Maher (@Bill Maher)1566397495.0
Maher later added that he had under-reported the number of votes against the BDS movement, which was higher.