Donald Trump slams 'shameful' indecision by House Democrats on anti-Semitism

Top Foreign Affairs Dem Rebukes Jew-Hater Ilhan Omar For “Vile Anti-Semitic Slur”

Muslim Congresswoman Strikes Again, Facing New Anti-Semitism Charges

That forced Democratic leaders to respond, but their draft of the resolution condemning anti-Semitism angered Omar's fellow freshmen and their liberal supporters.

"It is shameful that House Democrats won't take a stronger stand against Anti-Semitism in their conference", the president tweeted. "Anti-Semitism has fueled atrocities throughout history and it's inconceivable they will not act to condemn it!"

Appearing on Fox News Wednesday, former Connecticut Senator and 2000 Vice Presidential nominee Joe Lieberman called Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-MN) newest controversial remarks - in which she suggested that lawmakers who are pro-Israel have an "allegiance" - as "clearly anti-Semitic".

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Hoyer said the vote might happen on Thursday during a closed-door meeting while also stating that they were revising the measure and adding language condemning anti-Islamic bias.

A senior Democratic aide said Pelosi acknowledged the issues and said the resolution was not final.

The Democratic leadership originally crafted a resolution for a vote this week that did not mention Omar by name but broadly condemned anti-Semitism, including accusations that Jews have "dual loyalty" to Israel. Members of Congress such as Reps.

House Democrats will not vote on an antisemitism resolution Wednesday as they are still refining the language of the measure, with multiple members saying it is likely to be broadened to reject other forms of religious bigotry such as Islamophobia.

"It's the 21st century, and the fact that we have to put a resolution on the floor and spell out for people what anti-Semitism means is pretty outrageous", said Florida Democratic Rep.

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March 6, 2019House Majority Leader Hoyer says it hasn't been decided if there will be a vote this week on the anti-Semitism resolution following Rep. Omar's comments: "We haven't set a time".

"My comments were about the process we are using when concerns arise", Hayes said in a statement.

Both Democrats and Republicans have criticized Omar, who this year became the first Somali-American and joined Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., as the first Muslim women to serve in the Congress, for what they considered to be anti-Semitic remarks. Eventually, reading the tea leaves, those same Democrats who were so eager to pass the resolution made a decision to delay it.

Other members, including Richmond, said it was unfair that the caucus would take action against one of its own members while other GOP lawmakers have uttered offensive remarks with no retribution.

In a tweet from February, she said that congressional support for Israel all came down to money, tweeting, "It's all about the Benjamins baby".

The Post reported that at one point during the meeting, Pelosi ally Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D., Ill.) pleaded: "Everyone stop tweeting!"

Vargas on Wednesday brushed off the online clash: "She could have come down the hall and asked me what my opinion is". I think this is a time of testing for the House of Representatives.

Republicans have seized on the controversy, hoping to exploit divisions within the Democratic party and calling for Ms Omar to be removed from the Foreign Relations Committee. "It's something that we shouldn't question at all".

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