Resolution of the democratic majority of the Congress condemning the statements of the young Congresswoman from Minnesota Ilhan Omar, which has been accused of anti-Semitism, planned for adoption yesterday. But on Wednesday evening, the discussion behind closed doors has led to scandal and the failed vote. It was decided Thursday to correct the text.
Now experts believe a mistake Nancy Pelosi attempt making such a Declaration, it was possible to condemn Omar orally and is much quieter. The leaders of the democratic party wanted an iconic and high-profile decisions on behalf of all the Democrats of Congress. In the end yesterday, as CNN reports, Pelosi had to face concerted opposition from the “progressive youth”, including the Congresswoman from the Bronx Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Black Congress, whose members, including Karen bass, were outraged by the attacks “on the only Muslim in the House”.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) March 7, 2019
Support Omar was also from the outside. In her defense were made by Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren. How to mitigate the situation, came up with the LGBT community, proposing a Resolution to condemn not only anti-Semitism, and General hatred on any grounds.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reacts to Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar's Israel remarks: "I do not believe that she understood the full weight of the words. … I feel confident that her words were not based on any anti-Semitic attitude” https://t.co/xWkFWNXMEt pic.twitter.com/wgTfhHdqay
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) March 7, 2019
Today Nancy Pelosi, again commenting on the words of Omar, conciliation suggested that the Ilkhan hardly understands what effect her words about Israel: “I think that the Congressman may not be aware of the significance of what she said. Don’t believe that the reason for these words was anti-Semitism, rather, she doesn’t understand how others hear it“.
As a result, today, when congressmen looked the draft Resolution, they did not see there name Ilhan Omar, and words to be removed from the Committee on foreign Affairs. In addition, in the text there is almost no mention of anti-Semitism, Israel, Palestine, and other “sharp” questions. The Resolution condemned “anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim discrimination and bigotry against minorities as hateful expressions of bigotry”. Said about the inadmissibility of persecution “of African Americans, native Americans, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, immigrants, and others.”
Many members of Congress expressed disappointment for such a Resolution. I voted against the 23 members who wanted “a separate resolution about the lobster,” and some Democrats, for example, new York mayor de Blasio.
“I’m an American of Italian descent. — the mayor told the NY Post — I never heard that someone suggested that because of my pride in my home I owe a foreign government. It’s really an inappropriate comment. We need to combat antisemitism with the same force as with sexism, racism, Islamophobia, or prejudice towards LGBT people“.
House Dems have had multiple opportunities to stand up against vile anti-Semitism & with each opportunity they have made excuses for Rep. Ilhan Omar’s offensive comments. Why is it so difficult to do what is right? Anti-Semitism is wrong & Rep. Omar should be held accountable.
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) March 7, 2019
Republicans in Congress also reacted to the decision of the Democrats: “they Have had many opportunities to confront the vile anti-Semitism, but they were justified for offensive comments Ilhan Omar. Why is it so hard to do what is right? Anti-Semitism is wrong, and Omar needs to be held accountable“.
Who condemns the Resolution of the Democrats? Ilhan Omar is not mentioned therein updated: March 8, 2019 author: Alexander Brezhnev