Omar Calls Resolution 'Great Progress': 'Our Nation Is Having A Difficult Conversation'

Omar Calls Resolution 'Great Progress': 'Our Nation Is Having A Difficult Conversation'

"The Democrats have become an anti-Israel party, they've become an anti-Jewish party", Trump said Friday.

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

Omar (D-Minn.) drew strong criticism in recent weeks for her remarks about Israel and US support of the Jewish state.

Draft text of the resolution was originally written to focus specifically on condemning anti-Semitism, but Democrats later changed the language to make the measure into a much broader condemnation of hate and intolerance of all kinds.

"I think it's' important as a teaching tool", Larson said.

Cheney, who in part lead the charge in hammering Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King over his comments supporting nationalism, was among 22 other Republicans who voted against the resolution, all of whom said that while they supported combatting hate, the resolution was ultimately irrelevant because it ignored Omar's comments.

Omar apologized for her tweets, but not for the comments she made last week.

Trump later said her comments were "terrible" and amounted to "a dark day for Israel" before adding that Jewish groups were trying to get her withdrawn from the Foreign Relations Committee.

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"The Democrats have become an anti-Israel party, they've become an anti-Jewish party, and that's too bad", he insisted.

Pocan joined Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib on February 27 during the Washington, D.C., confab that triggered the congressional resolution reviling all kinds of prejudice big and small.

Rep. IIhan Omar has shown her earlier apology for using anti-Semitic tropes on twitter was insincere with her continued unapologetic use of anti-Semitic tropes and her tone-deaf statement on the passage of the House's watered-down resolution against hate speech. Omar, a Somali refugee who resettled in Minnesota, had sparked fiery debate with her repeated criticisms of Israel and how a powerful pro-Israel lobby in Washington exerts influence on USA politicians. "And so this resolution ended up really being an effort to protect her". The remark drew condemnation from several influential House Democrats. But she said she also believes "there is a critical difference between criticism of policy or political leaders, and anti-Semitism".

"What I think many of my colleagues were doing in voting against it was lodging they're being upset about (the fact) that this was watered down; it wasn't narrow". "Our nation is having a hard conversation".

But other Democrats wanted to broaden the resolution to include a rejection of all forms of racism and bigotry.

"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.

Cheney argued that Omar "deserves to be rebuked, by name, and removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee so that there is no mistake about the values and priorities that the House stands for".

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