Squad Member’s Staffer Accused Of Assaulting Fox News Cameraman

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., speaks during a rally at the National Mall during a pro-Palestinian demonstration in Washington, Friday, Oct. 20, 2023. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

A Fox News camera operator was jostled by an umbrella-toting aide to Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan Thursday on Capitol Hill.

The interaction was dubbed “Umbrellagate” by Fox News host Brett Baier, according to Fox News.

Or, as Fox News reporter Chad Pergram said, “an aide to Squad member Rashida Tlaib deployed an umbrella to block the sunlight of questions.”

Puns and jokes aside, on Thursday, House Speaker Mike Johnson said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would address a joint session of Congress, according to The Hill. The announcement comes days after the International Criminal Court indicated it might seek to arrest Netanyahu on war crimes charges connected with Israel’s response to the massacre of its civilians by Hamas.

As shown in a video posted to X,  Pergram sought comment on the invitation from Tlaib, who has publicly voiced her disdain for Netanyahu and her support for the Palestinian cause.

The video opens with Pergram asking Tlaib questions as an aide using an umbrella tried to block the camera operator.

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