‘Enormous’ Grassroots Movement Behind Rep. Omar Weakened Democratic Rebuke

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They argued over whether Omar should be singled out, what other types of bias should be decried in the text and whether the party would tolerate dissenting views on Israel.

In 2016, faced with the rise of Donald Trump, I publicly de-registered from the Republican Party, and not just in vague terms.

The resolution was originally meant to deliver a direct rebuke of anti-Semitism following comments by a Muslim Democratic congresswoman, Ilhan Omar, that were deemed anti-Semitic and offensive by many colleagues.

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Before the resolution was passed, Trump took to social media to blast "House Democrats" for failing to take a stronger stance against anti-Semitism.

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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.

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".

I don't think she's a bigot but, as with other sensitive topics, its not hard to sound like one when you make strong criticisms in such touchy areas as US policy toward Israel.

Republican Rep. Liz Cheney said Democrats in Congress were "enabling" anti-Semitism with a recent vote that didn't specifically condemn recent comments from Minnesota Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar. And last month, she apologized for suggesting that Republicans support Israel because they are paid to do so by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

Thursday was the second time the U.S. House voted to condemn anti-Semitism as a rebuke of Omar, although she is not named in either resolution.

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Reacting to his comments on CNN, Daily Beast editor Jackie Kucinich ran through Trump's long history of bigotry, calling his condemnation of Omar "shameless".

US President Donald Trump on Friday accused the Democratic Party of being anti-Israel and anti-Jewish, a day after the US House of Representatives passed a revised resolution condemning bigotry, instead of the originally drafted resolution which focused exclusively on antisemitism. With two Muslim women in Congress, she noted, "here is a group of people that we want to make sure that they have the dignity that you want everybody else to have".

"I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is okay for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country", Omar said at a March 1 event at a book store in the capitol.

According to Sarsour on Friday, she and her fellow organizers worked behind the scenes to change the original intent of the non-binding resolution by the end of the week. "Those people who won't condemn it are enabling it".

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