Donald Trump says Democrats are 'anti-Israel', 'anti-Jewish'

US House Democrats Struggling over Rebuke to Lawmaker for Israel Comments

Rep. Liz Cheney (R., Wyo.) excoriated House Democrats for failing to put forward a resolution focused exclusively on condemning anti-Semitism in the wake of Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D., Minn.) remarks accusing Israel's supporters of having dual allegiance.

"I don't think anybody saying something anti-Semitic is okay", Hayes said after the vote. Washington Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal, the progressive caucus's leader, did not want Omar's name in the resolution, while a number of Jewish members reportedly pushed to include it. The resolution passed 407 to 23.

"It is shameful that House Democrats won't take a stronger stand against anti-Semitism in their conference".

Trump later said her comments were "terrible" and amounted to "a dark day for Israel" before adding that Jewish groups were trying to get her withdrawn from the Foreign Relations Committee.

"Because Trump has a 50-year history of not just comments but of policies that are out-and-out racist". Omar, a Somali refugee who resettled in Minnesota, had sparked fiery debate with her repeated criticisms of Israel and how a powerful pro-Israel lobby in Washington exerts influence on USA politicians.

Bernie Sanders, who is looking to stage another presidential campaign in 2020, also defended Omar.

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"Friends, our supporters, you know the Women's March we're going through some rough times and if you know anything about this past week, I'm going to give you some ideas of what we did this week. That's wrong", Sanders said. 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.

"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".

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.

"The president's own words have fueled the fire of intolerance and targeting of Jews, and Republicans have failed to condemn the president's remarks in the same way that Democrats were quick to rebuke Representative Omar".

On Thursday, Pelosi helped push through a House resolution aimed at condemning "hate" with the support of Omar and other Democrats in Congress.

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