(NBC) -- A city commissioner from Florida is facing calls to resign for writing online that newly elected Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who is Muslim, was "a danger" and might "blow up Capitol Hill."
The commissioner, Anabelle Lima-Taub, of Hallandale Beach, signed an online petition last week calling for Tlaib's removal, according to a photo of her Facebook post published by The Sun Sentinel.
"Proudly signed," she wrote. "A Hamas loving anti-Semite has NO place in government! She is a danger and would not put it past her to become a martyr and blow up Capitol Hill."
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