Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders are delaying their planned vote condemning anti-Semitism Wednesday after a string of progressive Democrats defended Rep. Ilan Omar’s anti-Israeli Twitter tirade.
“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,” reports Fox News.
“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,” adds the article.
Rep. Ilhan Omar doubled-down on her fierce rhetoric regarding the Jewish State this week; suggesting American lawmakers have a “dual loyalty” to Israel.
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