CT Dems hope vote condemning anti-Semitism ends furor

CT Dems hope vote condemning anti-Semitism ends furor

CT Dems hope vote condemning anti-Semitism ends furor

Trump said on Twitter that yesterday's vote in the House on a watered-down antisemitism resolution, which left out all mention of Omar's repeated claims that American Jewish supporters of Israel are guilty of dual loyalties, was a "disgrace".

Omar has been the subject of verbal attacks and threats in recent weeks, including a sign posted in the West Virginia State Capitol that falsely linked her to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Politico paraphrased Omar as saying Obama's message of "hope and change" was a mirage, though it was not clear the congresswoman actually said that. "The whole episode from the perspective of the Democrats was an absolute disgrace, and they have become a party that is now enabling and abiding by anti-Semitism, and that is extremely risky".

President Donald Trump branded a resolution passed in response to Democratic Rep. lIhan Omar's anti-Semitic comments as "disgraceful".

"Rep. Omar's comments were wrong and she has proven multiple times that she embodies a vile, hate-filled, anti-Semitic, anti-Israel bigotry", Cheney said.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) defended Omar on Thursday, alleging that the freshman congresswoman didn't understand the weight of her words when making statements that many people interpreted to be anti-Semitic.

Trump proclaims himself as Israel's closest ally, having moved the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and forged a close alliance with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. BDS is a worldwide political protest movement, inspired by the 1980s movement against South African Apartheid, that seeks to pressure Israel into ending the oppression of the Palestinian people by encouraging individuals to boycott products made in Israel, companies to divest from Israel and the global community to implement sanctions against Israel. "Even if you gave [Omar] every benefit of the doubt, that she had no idea what she was doing, why now wouldn't she be apologizing?" "This is because of political power and influence". "There's no singling out of Israel here". "Kamala Harris has attended AIPAC for at least the last two years in a row".

"We are appalled, but not surprised, that President Trump has once again demonstrated dishonesty, hypocrisy, and willingness to use anti-Semitism and Israel as a political football", said Halie Soifer of the Jewish Democratic Council of America. "Instead, they put a resolution on the floor which she then went out and said, 'This is a tremendous victory for me, '" Cheney said.

"Mr. President, you have redefined chutzpah", said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who like Trump is from NY. We don't want anybody to get away with murder because they are polished. "We need to stay vigilant".

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