Donald Trump slams 'shameful' indecision by House Democrats on anti-Semitism


"I don't think she's anti-Semitic", Hoyer said of Omar.

Some Democrats hugged Omar during the meeting, according to other officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity. 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.

Still, House Democrats are fractured as evidenced by the recent closed-door blow-up, where members of the Black Congressional Caucus would rather go after Donald Trump than one of their own. The resolution came in response to recent comments by freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minnesota, who suggested pro-Israel political organizations "push for allegiance to a foreign country".

A Democratic leadership aide said the vote will not take place Wednesday but could happen as soon as Thursday.

The California Republican said he heard on the floor Tuesday evening that Democrats can't pass their antisemitism resolution as written, even though it is not much different from antisemitism language Republicans got Democrats to agree to add to an unrelated measure on United States involvement in Yemen.

Islamic supremacist and anti-Semitic activist Linda Sarsour, a leader of the Women's March, took to social media this week bashing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as a "white feminist upholding the patriarchy". Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that anti-Semitism had become "fashionable" among members of the freshmen class, prompting Democratic Conference Chairman Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to ask, "When has he ever said anything about the hateful remarks that continue to flow out of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?" "And the resolution that should be passing this week should be naming names", Zeldin said. In 2012, she tweeted that "Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel". Jewish members, however, appear to have voiced their support for the resolution, while others vented their frustration at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Corte (D-NY), one of Omar's few defenders, for targeting fellow Democrats on Twitter. "For a member saying he'll 'send Obama home to Kenya?'" He said his colleagues needed to understand that these sort of words were hurtful to people like himself who had dealt with them all their lives.

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When she was asked to clarify who is paying members, she cited AIPAC, which has previously boasted about its financial influence in USA politics.

Omar, who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, was recently targeted in a poster displayed in the rotunda of the West Virginia statehouse Friday that linked the congresswoman to the September 11th Attacks. That would have been fine", he said, adding, "We have a very different opinion here, I believe.

At one point, Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), a close Pelosi ally, pleaded with Democrats: "Everyone stop tweeting!"

Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D., Wash.) admonished her colleagues to iron out their differences in private, for fear of letting Republicans divide them.

Leaders of influential Jewish-American groups and a number of prominent Democratic lawmakers bristled at what they saw as a suggestion of dual loyalty, pointing out that charged has been used against Jews for centuries to marginalize them politically and socially.

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