House Votes to Condemn Bigotry After Remarks by Rep. Omar
Headline Roundup March 7th, 2019
The House voted to condemn "anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, racism and other forms of bigotry" after Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) made several comments on Twitter that were accused of being anti-Semitic.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Thursday to condemn anti-Semitism, along with a litany of bigotries against Muslims, immigrants, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, LGBT people, and members of other religious minorities. The resolution followed a week of drama in the Democratic Party, with members clashing over yet another controversial comment on Israel by Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. In a recent panel discussion, she suggested that pro-Israel political groups in Washington “push allegiance to a foreign country,” seeming to echo the classically anti-Semitic allegation that Jews are more...
The House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a broad resolution condemning hate in all forms, a response both to a freshman Democrat’s remarks that were seen as anti-Semitic and to the attacks the Muslim lawmaker has faced since arriving in Congress.
Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Democrat Muslim representing Minnesota, has generated quite a controversy for suggesting that America’s historical support for Israel is tantamount