House Dems delay vote on anti-Semitism measure

Trump blasts Omar’s latest remarks A ‘dark day for Israel

Trump blasts Omar’s latest remarks A ‘dark day for Israel

The vote on the resolution, which seeks to address the controversy ignited over Rep. Ilhan Omar's comments regarding Israel, was initially scheduled for Wednesday. It was to set out the history of anti-Semitism and other bigotry in America and provide examples of anti-Jewish tropes about divided loyalties.

Omar, an African, Muslim, American immigrant, has been under fire for weeks over what has been labeled as anti-Semitic rhetoric.

Republicans have called for Omar to be removed from the prestigious House committee, but Democrats have not entertained those suggestions. But, she added, "for us to go out just because a member said something and put a resolution - I just don't see the value in that". "What we're against is hate, prejudice, bigotry, white supremacy, Islamophobia, and anti-Semitism", he told Politico on Tuesday.

"She could have come down the hall and asked me what my opinion is". Its chairman, Rep. Eliot Engel of NY, has also criticized Omar's remarks. In February, she apologized for suggesting that members of Congress support Israel because they are paid to do so.

The California Republican said he heard on the floor Tuesday evening that Democrats can't pass their antisemitism resolution as written, even though it is not much different from antisemitism language Republicans got Democrats to agree to add to an unrelated measure on USA involvement in Yemen.

Walking into the meeting, Pelosi said the Omar situation "would be resolved" and lashed out at the news media.




When the Omar debacle is over, progressives can take this lesson forward: Whether the fight is for a Green New Deal, or Medicare for all, or free public education, or anything else, we can't expect the Nancy Pelosis of the world to care.

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Phyllis Bennis, a fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies who serves on the board of Jewish Voices for Peace, was among those who attended last week's disputed event in Washington, DC. "And if I may, it's really a moral test about how clearly they will speak out - in this case against what Congresswoman Omar said, which was clearly anti-Semitic". "She said foreign affairs committee is writing it", he added. However, she did retweet a few people on Twitter who were coming to her defense, one of whom used the hashtag #IStandWithIlhan. "At the same time, everyone paying attention knows that the particular resolution being pushed right now, not to hold Republicans accountable for the countless times they have stood silently as the president whitewashed neo-Nazis, but instead to tell a newly elected black, Muslim, refugee congresswoman to sit down and shut up". She also said that she was "fearful" that her Jewish colleagues were accusing her of anti-Semitism simply because she is a Muslim.

Rep. Brenda Lawrence, D-Michigan, said, "I think if we're gonna do a resolution, it must be inclusive of all the behavior that we find unacceptable". "And so to me it is something that becomes created to end the debate", she said.

Lieberman believes that the Democratic-controlled House's response will be crucial. In fact, Omar wasn't even talking about them-she was saying it was wrong for her to be pressured into dual allegiance.

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