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Republicans Introduce Their Own Resolution Regarding Rep. Omar’s Comments


In case you haven’t heard, recently Rep. Omar made some anti-Semitic remarks that caused outrage on both sides and lead to the passage of an “anti-hate” resolution by Congress. 

Democrats created this resolution and did not particularly specify Omar in it. Instead, (likely because of Omar’s political affiliation and status as a Muslim woman) they chose to “broadly condemn all forms of bigotry.”

In response, four Republicans have proposed their own resolution specifically adressing Omar.

Check out the story:

The resolution itself lists the condemnable actions made by Omar:

Whereas in 2012, Representative Omar tweeted, ‘‘Israel hashypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people andhelp them see the evil doings of Israel.’’; 

Whereas in 2018, Representative Omar posted, ‘‘Drawing at-tention to the apartheid Israeli regime is far from hatingJews.’’; 

Whereas the latest controversial tweets from Representative Omar suggest Jewish people are buying political support. She tweeted ‘‘It’s all about the Benjamins baby,’’ a ref-erence to a song about $100 bill, and AIPAC, a pro-Israeli lobbying group; 

Whereas Representative Omar stated during a town hall, ‘‘I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is okay to push for the allegiance to a foreign country.’

It also takes note of Democrats' failure to properly address the situation, despite Pelosi condemning Omar's statements:

Whereas Speaker Nancy Pelosi denounced RepresentativeOmar’s statements saying, ‘‘We condemn these remarksand call upon Congresswoman Omar to immediatelyapologize’’ is not going far enough; 

Whereas, on March 7, 2019, Democratic leadership failed toprimarily and directly address Representative Omar’santi-Semitic remarks in a resolution that should have been specifically about anti-Semitism so as to address therising threat thereof

You can read the resolution in its entirety here

The Washington Examiner has more to say on the story:

Republicans are targeting Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., for her anti-Semitic remarks in a new resolution that names her specifically, after the House voted on a broad anti-hate bill that didn't name her.

Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., and three other Republicans proposed the measure to condemn Omar for saying "Israel has hypnotized the world," and that people must recognize the "evil doings of Israel."

The resolution noted that Omar accused Jewish people of buying influence in Congress, by tweeting, "It's all about the Benjamins baby."

The resolution said even Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have condemned Omar. But it said Democrats put forward a broad resolution that never named her.


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