Liz Cheney: Democratic Party Is ‘Now Enabling and Abiding By Anti-Semitism’
10 March, 2019, 22:42 | Author: Trevor Moore
Ilhan Omar's remarks on the Israeli lobby's grip on American politics have seen her fellow Democrats blast her for anti-Semitism, and in one extreme case, for daring to question the US-Israel alliance at all.
After the House of Representatives on Thursday passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism amid a number of other forms of bigotry, but failed to specifically mention Democratic Rep. The resolution passed with a vote of 407 to 23.
However, prominent Democratic legislators came to Omar's defense, after her most recent comment about pro-Israel activists. Rep. Juan Vargas (D-California) spelled things out clearest, stating that "questioning support for the US-Israel relationship is unacceptable". "I am glad that the Democratic Party is focusing on all communities".
The resolution was originally meant to deliver a direct rebuke of anti-Semitism following comments by a Muslim Democratic congresswoman, Ilhan Omar, that were deemed anti-Semitic and offensive by many colleagues.
"It's not the same and I'll tell you why", Cardona responded.
She continued: "Our nation is having a hard conversation and we believe this is great progress". The Anti-Defamation League said it was "pleased the House of Representatives took a firm stance against anti-Semitism, including making an explicit statement rejecting the pernicious myth of dual loyalty and other vile slurs that have been used to persecute Jews for centuries".
In October a gunman killed 11 worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue, the deadliest attack ever on Jews in America.
"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.
Commentators accused Trump of "hypocrisy". She sounded a lot like New York Times foreign policy expert Tom Friedman, who coincidentally grew up in Omar's district.
"But that's okay", he went on.
He was referring to President Donald Trump's seeming inability a year earlier to explicitly condemn a white nationalist and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Va.
And his closing 2016 campaign ad contained alarming messaging, with images of prominent financial figures George Soros and Janet Yellen, both Jewish, as Trump speaks of "those who control the levers of power in Washington".
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