Another reason she likely begged off.
Via Free Beacon:
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) would have had to pick up the costs of her trip to Israel to avoid an ethics violation once she told the Jewish state it was a personal trip to see her elderly grandmother.
Tlaib was told last Thursday she’d been denied entry into Israel for an official congressional trip due to her support for the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement. The trip was to be funded by Miftah, an anti-Israel group that has defended suicide attacks, and had been approved by the House of Representatives.
Everything changed, however, when Tlaib petitioned Israel’s minister of the interior to allow her to enter the country for the purpose of seeing her grandmother.
“I would like to request admittance to Israel in order to visit my relatives, and specifically my grandmother, who is in her 90s and lives in Beit Ur al-Fouqa,” Tlaib wrote in a letter sent on her office letterhead. “This could be my last opportunity to see her. I will respect any restrictions and will not promote boycotts against Israel during any visit.”