Omar anti-Semitism debate widens split in Democratic party

Omar anti-Semitism debate widens split in Democratic party

Omar anti-Semitism debate widens split in Democratic party

Last week, Omar received bipartisan blowback for suggesting pro-Israel organizations pressure lawmakers into pledging allegiance to a foreign country. So instead of pointing a finger of guilt at the real racist, Ms. Omar, the Democrat legislation branded all American white males as being bad persons and left the real anti-Semitic, racist free of any charge.

"I thought yesterday's vote by the House was disgrace", Trump said, "because the Democrats have become an anti-Israel party, they've become an anti-Jewish party, and I thought that vote was a disgrace and so did everybody else if you get an honest answer". The resolution passed 407 to 23.

"We are tremendously proud to be part of a body that has put forth a condemnation of all forms of bigotry including anti-Semitism, racism and white supremacy", Omar, who has repeatedly denied accusations linking her to anti-Semitism, said in a joint statement with representatives Rashida Tlaib and Andre Carson. "Give me one instance when President Trump has apologized for anything he has ever said that is racist, bigoted and full of hate speech - and that's what Democrats were condemning and I'm completely absolutely incredibly proud of a party that's doing that for all kinds of hatred". "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".

Criticism didn't just come from the GOP, but from some of Omar's fellow Democrats. "Our nation is having a hard conversation".

The comments came on the heels of an earlier controversy in which Omar was roundly condemned for suggesting that money is the reason USA lawmakers support the Jewish State.

President Donald Trump tweeted "It is shameful that House Democrats won't take a stronger stand against Anti-Semitism in their conference". The Anti-Defamation League said it was "pleased the House of Representatives took a firm stance against anti-Semitism, including making an explicit statement rejecting the pernicious myth of dual loyalty and other vile slurs that have been used to persecute Jews for centuries".

"What I fear is going on in the House now is an effort to target Congresswoman Omar as a way of stifling that debate".

And his closing 2016 campaign ad contained alarming messaging, with images of prominent financial figures George Soros and Janet Yellen, both Jewish, as Trump speaks of "those who control the levers of power in Washington".

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