Omar anti-Semitism debate widens split in Democratic party

Omar anti-Semitism debate widens split in Democratic party

I can write, and likely will write, plenty of articles about the growing anti-Semitism problem within the Democratic Party.

In 2016, faced with the rise of Donald Trump, I publicly de-registered from the Republican Party, and not just in vague terms.

The Jewish Democratic Council of America slammed the president.

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The House on Thursday passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry.


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.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi defended Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar during a sitdown with The Economic Club in Washington, D.C., on Friday, telling those in attendance that she believed Omar "didn't realize" the "fraught" meaning of her words when the freshman representative questioned USA political support for Israel.

Newly installed House Democrat Ilhan Omar recently made a racist, anti-Semitic statement about Jews in general and Israel in particular which raised the hackles of all thinking Americans, and places in question not only the quality of people the Democrats allow in their party, but also the wisdom of the people voting for such fools and putting them in office.

"If [Omar] was a Republican, that member's name would be in this resolution and this resolution would be all about condemning antisemitism and it would be done so forcefully", Zeldin said in a fiery House floor speech.

He argued that if it was a Republican being accused of anti-Semitism, that lawmaker's name would be in the resolution and they would lose their seat on the Foreign Affairs Committee.


I actually went on Fox News during prime time and specifically said, "The Republican Party has chosen to embrace Donald Trump". "Even if you gave [Omar] every benefit of the doubt, that she had no idea what she was doing, why now wouldn't she be apologizing?"

"I don't think that there's any validity to what he's saying", Hill said in an interview on "Fox News Sunday".

According to Sarsour on Friday, she and her fellow organizers worked behind the scenes to change the original intent of the non-binding resolution by the end of the week.

"Mr. President, you have redefined chutzpah", said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who like Trump is from NY.

"I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country", she told a Washington audience, before tweeting that she should not have to "have allegiance/pledge support to a foreign country" in order to serve in Congress.


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