Charlie Hurt Rashida Tlaib FOX AP
Charlie Hurt Rashida Tlaib FOX AP

By Sam Dorman | Fox News

Fox News contributor Charles Hurt blasted Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., for allegedly using her grandmother as a political “pawn” in her public feud with Israel.

“Who uses their aging grandmother as a pawn to make a political point in what is really kind of a stupid political kerfuffle to begin with?” Hurt said during a Saturday appearance on “Fox & Friends.”

“There’s something really wrong with someone that does that … we shouldn’t let politics become this big of a deal in our personal family lives. It’s really ridiculous,” Hurt added.

Hurt’s comments came after President Trump accused Tlaib of engaging in a “setup” when she sought permission to make a humanitarian visit to see her grandmother in the West Bank. The Israeli government initially rejected her bid to enter, arguing that she and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.,sought to promote boycotts against the Jewish state.

GUTFELD: REP. RASHIDA TLAIB’S ISRAEL ‘STUNT’ USED GRANDMA AS ‘TROJAN HORSE’

Israeli interior minister Aryeh Deri granted her request, which contained a pledge not to promote boycotts. Tlaib later backed out of the trip, claiming that she didn’t want to be treated like a criminal.

Rashida Tlaib@RashidaTlaib

Silencing me & treating me like a criminal is not what she wants for me. It would kill a piece of me. I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in–fighting against racism, oppression & injustice. https://twitter.com/RashidaTlaib/status/1162341203406401536 …Rashida Tlaib@RashidaTlaibWhen I won, it gave the Palestinian people hope that someone will finally speak the truth about the inhumane conditions. I can’t allow the State of Israel to take away that light by humiliating me & use my love for my sity to bow down to their oppressive & racist policies. https://twitter.com/RashidaTlaib/status/1162333169846247425 …55.3K8:52 AM – Aug 16, 2019

“I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in–fighting against racism, oppression & injustice,” she said.

Hurt agreed with Trump in arguing that the incident was a “setup.” “I don’t know how you could determine anything else from this chain of events,” he told “Fox & Friends.”

By publishing time, Tlaib had not responded to Trump’s accusation.Sam Dorman is a reporter with Fox News.

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