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While several prominent Republicans, including the President himself, have vocalized support for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to ban to sitting congresswomen from entering the country, an odd consortium of conservative voices have spoken out against it.
Despite being officially banned from entering the country by the Israeli government, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) requested special permission to enter this weekend so she can visit her grandmother, according to a Haaretz reporter.
MSNBC sent reporter Josh Lederman to Fort Dodge, Iowa, part of Rep. Steve King’s (R-IA) home district, to search far and wide for someone, anyone, who might defend the lawmaker’s latest disturbing remarks.
While the rest of the world may know Curt Schilling for his record pitching career for the Arizona Diamondbacks or for helping lead the Philadelphia Phillies to the World Series in 1993, longtime TPM readers know him as a conservative provocateur with a storied past of spreading Islamophobic and homophobic statements and failed business moves.