Liberal “squad” member Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) announced on Wednesday that she planned to defy House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and hold an event recognizing al-Nakba — “the catastrophe” — which is how many Arabs refer to the creation of the Israeli state and the time since. McCarthy nixed the event, which was scheduled for Wednesday, saying in a statement, “It’s wrong for members of Congress to traffic in antisemitic tropes about Israel. As long as I’m speaker,
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