Summary

Betty McCollum was born in 1954 and is currently serving as the U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 4th Congressional District.

McCollum was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2000 and has been reelected nine times since then. She started her political career as an elected member of the North St. Paul City Council in 1986. From 1993 to 2000 she served in the Minnesota House of Representatives.

McCollum is a member of Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.

U.S. Representative McCollum has made anti-Israel remarks and sponsored anti-Israel legislations. 

In May 2019, Representative McCollum reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives H. R. 2407, a bill that she had previously introduced in 2017. The bill accuses Israel of detaining, interrogating, and ill-treating Palestinian minors and asks the State Department to withhold U.S. security assistance funds to Israel that are allegedly used for this purpose.  

In 2018, Congresswoman McCollum made inflammatory remarks by calling Israel as an “apartheid” state. She made those remarks in an event sponsored by the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, one of the leading organizations in the discriminatory and anti-Semitic campaign that calls for boycotting Israel.

Congresswoman McCollum voted against a resolution that condemned UN Security Council Resolution 2334 which claimed that Israel’s settlements have no legal validity.

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Introduced H. R. 2407 (H.R.4391 in the previous Congress) https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/2407

Accused Israel of “apartheid” https://www.jpost.com/BDS-THREAT/US-Representative-accuses-Israel-of-apartheid-569439

Did not oppose UN Security Council Resolution 2334 https://www.govtrack.us/congress/votes/115-2017/h11