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House Democrats delay anti-Semitism resolution

March 6, 2019

  Over the weekend we learned that amid building pressure to do something about the anti-Semitism of Ilhan Omar the Democrats were drafting a resolution condemning the freshman lawmaker.

  As time went on we learned that although the resolution mentioned some of the quotes that has  Ilhan Omar on the hot seat this was more of a general resolution against anti-Semitism than it was a rebuke on any Congressperson in particular. This of course is in stark contrast to the way the Republicans handled the Steve King situation when he made comments some thought could be construed as racist,  he was personally rebuked and stripped of all his committee positions.

  But now the hard left is being heard and people like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are fighting back. Because of this the resolution, which was scheduled for today, has been delayed. Here is more:

A House vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, following recent comments by U.S. Rep Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has been delayed, as Democrats scramble to rewrite the motion to include all forms of prejudice and progressives like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez come to the defense of their embattled colleague.

The declaration – which doesn’t mention Omar by name – was initially set to be introduced 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.

It was also supposed to say the House “rejects anti-Semitism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values that define the people of the United States.”

  So the Democrats could not even agree to come out publicly and just say that anti-Semitism is bad; that seems like it should be a no-brainer, especially from the “tolerant” party…  

  But it got worse, according to this story, because the Democrats held a very heated private meeting where tempers flared over the leadership of the party–or the lack thereof:

House Democrats erupted in fury Wednesday, challenging leaders over indirectly sanctioning freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar for alleged anti-Semitic remarks amid an outcry over party inaction to President Trump’s divisive comments on race.

In a closed-door session, Democrats protested plans to vote this week on a resolution condemning religious hatred, a measure prompted by Omar’s comments last week suggesting supporters of Israel have “allegiance to a foreign country.”

House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) said Wednesday there may not be a vote this week on any resolution. “We’re discussing what is the best way to address it,” he said. The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Rep. Eliot L. Engel (D-N.Y.), was taking the lead in crafting a resolution.

  And of course the Democrats tried to bring it back around to Donald Trump:

“I think there’s a big rise in anti-Semitism and racism, and that’s a bigger conversation we need to be having.” said Rep. Cedric L. Richmond (D-La.). “But it starts at 1600 Pennsylvania. It doesn’t start with one member out of 435 members of Congress.”

  That is just silly considering that Donald Trump moved the embassy to Jerusalem and Benjamin Netanyahu called him the greatest friend Israel has. For all of the talk that Donald Trump is Hitler and the Republicans are Nazis the Democrats will not even go on the record opposing anti-Semitism for fear it will offend their base.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Dr. Jeff permalink
    March 6, 2019 8:48 pm

    There is no way the Dems can shut this down without either upsetting the Muslims and other minorities they’ve been courting or showing their anti Semitism. They’re doing a Cloward/Piven number on themselves.

    That so few have figured out that the Libs are anti Semitic has always boggled my mind.

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