As you likely know, Rep. Omar has come under fire from all sides, including many in her own party, for what have been widely decried as anti-Semitic, racist comments.
Many say these have no place in Congress.
Meanwhile, a vote was supposed to be taken in the House about what to do with Rep. Omar, but it was delayed today as Progressives in the Democrat party threw a wrench in those plans.
From Fox News:
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.
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.
It was also supposed to say the House “rejects anti-Semitism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values that define the people of the United States.”
The resolution effort came after Omar – for at least the second time in recent months – ignited an uproar for echoing anti-Semitic tropes.
In February, she suggested on Twitter that supporters of Israel have been bought, and that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) contributes to pro-Israel politicians despite the fact that the group does not make campaign contributions. The congresswoman then accused American supporters of Israel of pushing people to have “allegiance to a foreign country.”
Democrats have now delayed the resolution to at least Thursday, as the party’s House leadership works to reword the statement to include other forms of bigotry – all while facing pressure from progressive Democrats who are defending Omar, Politico reported.
“We’re still discussing it,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., told the outlet Tuesday. “The sentiment is that it ought to be broad-based. What we’re against is hate, prejudice, bigotry, white supremacy, Islamophobia, and anti-Semitism.”
“Yes, we’re strongly against anti-Semitism, but we’re strongly against prejudice directed at any group,” he added.
“The sentiment is that it ought to be broad-based. What we’re against is hate, prejudice, bigotry, white supremacy, Islamophobia, and anti-Semitism. Yes, we’re strongly against anti-Semitism, but we’re strongly against prejudice directed at any group.”
— House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md.
Liberals of the Democratic Party have also pushed to include the condemnation of anti-Muslim rhetoric, particularly after a poster displayed at the West Virginia Statehouse – at an event sponsored by the West Virginia GOP – linked Omar to the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
Far-left Jewish and Muslim groups, meanwhile, plan to stage events in support of Omar while progressive political groups reportedly will launch a fundraising effort in support of those Democratic lawmakers who back Omar.
Others still want her removed, calling her comments "vile" and "hate-filled":
And now the Middle East Women's Coalition has come aboard seeking Omar's removal.
Take a look at this, from Breitbart:
The Middle Eastern Women’s Coalition is on Capitol Hill Wednesday to call for the resignation of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.
Omar has come under criticism for anti-Semitic remarks in recent weeks prompting House Democrats to organize a formal condemnation of anti-Semitism. The vote was expected to take place Wednesday but now appears to be delayed.
According to a press release, speakers will include:
- SPECIAL GUEST Martha Boneta, Policy Advisor and political commentator
- Rabia Kazan, President of Middle Eastern Women’s Coalition
- George Caylor, Co-Founder of The Tea Party
- Marilyn Matrisciana, Ordained minister of 35 years and Executive Director at Middle East Women’s Coalition
- Christianne’ L. Allen, President at the D.C. Digital and Founder of Constitutional Millennials host of the MEWC Press Conference
- Dalia Zahger, President of Students Supporting Israel at Columbia University
- Nahren Anweya, Assyrian Human Rights activist for the persecuted Christians
- Dr. Randy Short, Human Rights Activist and Graduate of Harvard University School of Divinity
- Ola Havatmeh, Vice President of MEWC and Celebrity Stylist & Fashion Designer
- Kaleigh Long, CEO Terrra Nexum
“We came to this country because of the freedoms and rights offered to all citizens regardless of gender under the U.S. Constitution,” states the press release. “We are proud to be American citizens. But we recognize that millions of women in the Middle East don’t enjoy these freedoms, and are forced to live under fanatical and repressive religious regimes, denied basic human rights, freedoms and dignity. Our mission is to give voice to these oppressed women and promote a greater awareness of their suffering. We will not rest until these women are granted full equal rights to those of Middle Eastern men, and treated with honor, respect and dignity.”
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