Liz Cheney: Democratic Party Is ‘Now Enabling and Abiding By Anti-Semitism’

US House Democrats Struggling over Rebuke to Lawmaker for Israel Comments

Democrats’ anti-hate resolution won’t mention Ilhan Omar, Pelosi says

President Donald Trump said Friday that a recent US House of Representatives vote condemning bigotry shows the opposition Democrats have become an "anti-Israel" and "anti-Jewish" party.

Speaking outside the White House before departing for Alabama Friday morning, the president had said that recent comments by Democratic Rep. Rep. This post is not meant to relitigate those issues but to reach out to Jewish Democrats who agree that Omar's statements were anti-Semitic and who have been frustrated and hurt by the response of party leaders. "I think this is a sign of hope that more popular involvement in the party could.challenge the traditional elites of the party".

Trump called the resolution, passed Thursday by a vote of 407-23, "a disgrace".

Omar appeared to agree that it wasn't about her repeated anti-Semitic comments with the way she opened her official statement on the resolutions passage. She also wrote that U.S. support for Israel was "all about the Benjamins baby" and implied that Jewish organizations like AIPAC have bribed American lawmakers.

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They split sharply from Democratic leaders who seemed caught off guard by the support for Omar and unprepared for the debate.

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. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y. "If that member had been a Republican, that member's name would be in this resolution and this resolution would be all about condemning anti-Semitism, and it would be done so forcefully".

The resolution condemned the charge of dual loyalty against Jewish Americans, stating it "constitutes anti-Semitism because it suggests that Jewish citizens can not be patriotic Americans and trusted neighbors, when Jews have loyally served our Nation every day".

Omar apologized past year for a 2012 tweet in which she said Israel had "hypnotized" America. The frustration on the Republican side was more that you watered down the amendment.

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"Today is historic on many fronts".

She continued: "Our nation is having a hard conversation and we believe this is great progress".

But other Democrats wanted to broaden the resolution to include a rejection of all forms of racism and bigotry. "But the fact is if that's how it was interpreted, we have to remove all doubt, as we have done over and over again".

"It is absolutely shameful that Nancy Pelosi and Leader Hoyer and the Democratic leaders will not put her name in a resolution on the floor and condemn her remarks and remove her from the House Foreign Affairs Committee", Cheney said.

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"I don't think it watered down the anti-Semitic language at all. There are people who tell me, 'Well, my parents are Holocaust survivors.' 'My parents did this.' It's more personal with her", Clyburn said.

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