Trump blasts ‘anti-Jewish’ Democratic party, brands House resolution ‘disgraceful’

Trump blasts ‘anti-Jewish’ Democratic party, brands House resolution ‘disgraceful’

Trump blasts ‘anti-Jewish’ Democratic party, brands House resolution ‘disgraceful’

Following the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passing a resolution on Thursday, condemning anti-Semitism and other forms of hatred, U.S. President Donald Trump labeled Democrats as "anti-Jewish" and "anti-Israel".

Trump addressed reporters Friday at the White House and offered remarks about a Thursday House vote on a resolution condemning hate.

Democrats wrestled for days about whether or how to punish Omar, a freshman from Minnesota who's one of two Muslim women in Congress. More importantly, the American Jewish community maintains loyalty to the United States while aiding Israel, which is a vital American ally.

Trump has sought to use the resolution against Democrats, arguing on Friday that the party has become "anti-Israel" and "anti-Jewish".

Omar apologized for her tweets, but not for the comments she made last week.

It was the Democratic leader's latest attempt to quell tension that erupted earlier this month when Omar said she wanted to start a discussion about "allegiance to a foreign country" in reference to Israel. Some Democrats wanted to include language condemning other forms of bigotry and expressed concerns about singling out Omar. Democrats are trying to push past a dispute that has overwhelmed their agenda and exposed fault lines that could shadow them through next year's elections. Divided Democrats eventually drafted a resolution that condemned a wide range of bigotry and did not mention Omar by name.

Cheney, who in part lead the charge in hammering Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King over his comments supporting nationalism, was among 22 other Republicans who voted against the resolution, all of whom said that while they supported combatting hate, the resolution was ultimately irrelevant because it ignored Omar's comments.

Himes shot back with his own tweet that said "Guy who says there were "good people on both sides" of a Nazi march weighs in.

What I think many of my colleagues were doing in voting against it was lodging they're being upset about (the fact) that this was watered down; it wasn't narrow".

"We know what happens when people remain silent, every single one of us at all times must stand against it", she said.

However, that sort of excusing deference and laughable benefit of the doubt appear to be reserved for Omar; in the past, Pelosi has used President Trump's words and actions most definitely to define his actual beliefs.

"If [Omar] was a Republican, that member's name would be in this resolution and this resolution would be all about condemning antisemitism and it would be done so forcefully", Zeldin said in a fiery House floor speech. As I have often written before, what you say in such sensitive matters can matter less than what people hear.

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