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Trump Calls House Resolution on Anti-Semitism 'Disgraceful'

Trump Calls House Resolution on Anti-Semitism 'Disgraceful'

Divided in debate but mostly united in a final vote, the House passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry.

"I don't think anybody saying something anti-Semitic is okay", Hayes said after the vote.

The resolution was originally meant to deliver a direct rebuke of anti-Semitism following comments by a Muslim Democratic congresswoman, Ilhan Omar, that were deemed anti-Semitic and offensive by many colleagues.

I have written many times about the normalization of anti-Semitism on the Left and specifically about the recent anti-Semitic statements from Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and the disgusting excuses for her being pushed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and leading Democratic presidential candidates. "I think we deserve it".

The resolution was originally meant to denounce Omar's anti-Semitic statements without mentioning her by name, but her supporters urged the House to turn it into a referendum on all bigotry - including Islamophobia.

When House members debated the resolution, Omar's defenders argued that she was being singled out.

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Ilhan Omar is getting off the hook

He was referring to President Donald Trump's seeming inability a year earlier to explicitly condemn a white nationalist and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Va. "The expansion of its scope - from antisemitism alone to "all hate" - was a bid to end dissension among Democrats over freshman congresswoman Omar's latest remarks on Israel".

After the vote, Omar avoided reporters, but issued a statement with three other Muslim lawmakers, Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich: "It's the first time we have voted on a resolution condemning Anti-Muslim bigotry in our nation's history", the three Democrats said.

The Wisconsin lawmaker said on NBC's "Meet the Press" that the resolution passed in the House that broadly condemned all forms of hate was an effort to "protect" Omar. "I think it strengthened it", she said at an event sponsored by the Economic Club of Washington, DC. The frustration on the Republican side was more that you watered down the amendment. Omar, a Somali-American, and fellow Muslims Rashida Tlaib of MI and Andrew Carson of IN, issued a statement praising the "historic" vote as the first resolution to condemn "anti-Muslim bigotry".

Another member of the new crop of outspoken young House freshmen, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY, said the final product, as well as the way presidential candidates are now talking about the issue, showed "there's been some really great progress we've made".

"Let's be honest, we are here today because of rhetoric said by one member or this chamber, again and again and again", said Rep.

An initial draft of the resolution being circulated Monday did not name Omar specifically, but it did reject "the myth of dual loyalty", a reference that seemed to rebuke her most recent comments about Israel that have caused consternation among her colleagues.

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