Recall that in response to Muslim congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s repeat anti-Semitism, last week House Democrats passed a vague, widely panned anti-hate resolution that barely mentioned anti-Semitism, that didn’t even mention Omar at all and that ultimately “meant absolutely nothing.”
— ⭐️⭐️⭐️Lavndrblu?? (@Lavndrblu) March 8, 2019
Because the resolution meant nothing, 23 House Republicans voted against it on the basis that Democrats need to start from scratch and draft a real resolution — one that specifically condemns Omar.
Fast-forward to Saturday morning, when one of very same Democrats who voted in favor of a resolution that was so bad that even far-left CNN host Chris Cuomo criticized it turned around and accused the Republicans who voted against it of voting in favor of hate.
“[T]here are actually 23 Republicans who voted for hate or against opposition to hate. I simply fail to understand that. One went so far as to say that because it didn’t have an anti-white discrimination clause in it, he couldn’t support it,” Washington Rep. Denny Heck said on MSNBC (where else?).
There’s no record in the media of any Republican complaining about the resolution not condemning anti-white discrimination, which by the way is real. Just to be clear, the resolution also failed to condemn discrimination and hate against Christians and Trump supporters.
Included among those who were condemned in the bill were white supremacists, neo-Confederates, white nationalists, neo-Nazis and Ku Klux Klansmen. Neither Islamic terrorists nor the words “anti-Semite” or “anti-Semites” were included anywhere in the resolution.
But the most notable omission from the resolution was the name of the Democrat congresswoman whose anti-Semitic rhetoric inspired Congress to action.
The omission was so pronounced that even Lee Zeldin, a Republican congressman of Jewish faith, voted against the resolution. He explained why in during a speech on the House floor:
H.Res.183 was spineless, watered down & filled w moral equivalency & double standards. Watch my floor speech explaining my NO vote to this resolution. Name names & remove Rep Omar from @HouseForeign. No double standards! pic.twitter.com/Rj17P6MHFI
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) March 7, 2019
He reiterated this sentiment during a radio show interview Sunday.
“Instead of a resolution naming names and being singularly, emphatically, unequivocally condemning anti-Semitism … you had a resolution that kept getting diluted and watered down, filled with moral equivalency, which is dangerous,” he revealed during an appearance on billionaire businessman John Catsimatidis’s Sunday morning WNYM talk-radio show.
“If [Omar] was a Republican, this resolution would’ve been naming names, she’d be removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee and we would be talking about anti-Semitism solely, singularly and forcefully,” he added.
Listen to the full interview below:
He was telling the truth. After Iowa congressman Steve King made allegedly racist, “white supremacist” remarks two months ago (he claims his comments were taken out of context), Republicans didn’t hesitate a second to condemn him and strip him of all his committee assignments.
Yet as of Sunday, Omar still maintains a seat on the Foreign Affairs Committee. She likewise still hasn’t been formally condemned. If anything, far too many senior Democrats have outright defended her anti-Semitism on the grounds that her anti-Semitism isn’t “intended in an anti-Semitic way.”
It’s unclear what that even means …
It gets worse. On Friday one of the most notorious anti-Semites in America, Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour, revealed that she’d played a pivotal role in convincing congressional Democrats to water down their anti-hate resolution and not specifically condemn Omar.
Sarsour is a radical anti-Semite who once suggested that the vaginas of Brigitte Gabriel and Ayaan Hirsi Ali — two survivors of Islamic oppression who now fight for women’s rights in Muslim countries — should be ripped away.
She said that thanks to the support of those who’ve donated to the Women’s March, she and her peers were able to “mobilize progressive leaders across the country to sign on to a letter to organize a press conference in support of Ilhan Omar” and “call on the Democrat leadership to actually expand the language of the resolution to include condemning all forms of bigotry.”
This raises a question: How is it even humanly possible for the same Democrats who clearly associate with Sarsour’s ilk and who refuse to condemn Omar for her clear-cut anti-Semitism to turn around and accuse Republicans of being the hateful ones — the anti-Semites?
It seems like a feat that’s about as impossible as impeaching President Donald Trump. Yet just like in the case of the president, Democrats persist with it nevertheless. It’s stunning.
And FYI, Heck isn’t the only one peddling this narrative:
Where’s the outrage over the 23 GOP members who voted NO on a resolution condemning bigotry today?
Oh, there’s none?
Did they get called out, raked over, ambushed in halls and relentlessly asked why not?
No? Okay. Got it.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 8, 2019
The hypocrisy is astounding.
You’ve defended anti-Semitism from Rep. Omar repeatedly, you helped force Democratic leadership not to condemn her, and then you condemn Republicans for not voting for a sham resolution designed to obscure her anti-Semitism. You should be ashamed. https://t.co/TChRGblCDi
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) March 8, 2019
The resolution was a complete sham and the @HouseGOP members were wise to vote no. I find it hilarious the @TheDemocrats, a party of anti-Semitism and hatred, wouldn’t condemn a member and try to blame Republicans who called the resolution for what it really was; a fraud.
— ?? ATrain ?? (@WhoisAEllis) March 9, 2019
“Republicans not voting for a joke resolution bails out Democrats for offering a joke resolution because half their caucus revolted against a resolution that would’ve condemned anti-Semitism” is just the spin the media was waiting for a signal to unleash. https://t.co/dzbx72WK1o
— Varad Mehta (@varadmehta) March 7, 2019
Democrat hypocrisy. Democrats refuse to remove Omar for anti-Semitic speech. They refuse to pass an ANTI-SEMITISM resolution.
— Rob (@DefendSpeech) March 10, 2019
What was supposed to be a resolution against anti-Semitism became just another example of the Democrats’ incredible hypocrisy.
A party that’s tried to make tolerance its calling card couldn’t bring itself to deal w/ the blatant prejudice in its own ranks. https://t.co/SNdPg0NvLR
— FRC (@FRCdc) March 9, 2019
This resolution was a sham. Hold the anti-semi responsible, rather than the general term which holds no accountability. Democrat hypocrisy once again.
— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica14) March 9, 2019
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