Trump blasts ‘anti-Jewish’ Democratic party, brands House resolution ‘disgraceful’

Trump blasts ‘anti-Jewish’ Democratic party, brands House resolution ‘disgraceful’

Trump blasts ‘anti-Jewish’ Democratic party, brands House resolution ‘disgraceful’

The resolution, however, did not specifically call out the anti-Semitic remarks made by freshman Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar (D) that prompted the vote in the first place.

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.

"Yesterday's vote was disgraceful", he said.

The legislation was brought forth by lawmakers in the wake of Omar's Twitter remarks in which she stated that lobbyists at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) use financial influence to push a pro-Israel agenda among U.S. lawmakers.

Or the offenses of certain House Republicans such as Iowa's serial offender Steve King, who lost his three committee seats in January after he defended the terms "white supremacist" and "white nationalist" during a New York Times interview.

"For the president, who when neo-Nazis marched in Charlottesville in front of a synagogue and said "burn it down" and he said "both sides" are to blame, this is a new divisive low", the Democrat from NY, who is Jewish, wrote on Facebook.

"I think it's' important as a teaching tool", Larson said.

"Well, I don't know what is in her heart", the strategist said.

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were "terrible" and amounted to "a dark day for Israel" before adding that Jewish groups were trying to get her withdrawn from the Foreign Relations Committee.

Schumer says that President Donald Trump calling the Democratic Party the "anti-Israel, anti-Jewish party" has "redefined chutzpah".

"[There is] nothing remotely controversial about what [the] congresswoman tweeted", Cohen told Radio Sputnik's Loud & Clear last month.

Criticism didn't just come from the GOP, but from some of Omar's fellow Democrats.

Republicans, even those who voted for the resolution, criticized that it had been expanded to take the focus off anti-Semitism - and Omar. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y. "If that member had been a Republican, that member's name would be in this resolution and this resolution would be all about condemning anti-Semitism, and it would be done so forcefully".

He was referring to President Donald Trump's seeming inability a year earlier to explicitly condemn a white nationalist and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Himes shot back with his own tweet that said "Guy who says there were "good people on both sides" of a Nazi march weighs in".

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