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Congress Votes 424-0 That Anti-Semitism is Bad

The PR-embattled House of Representatives slipped condemnation of anti-Semitism into an unrelated resolution on removing U.S. military forces from Saudi Arabia. According to Roll Call, it was passed 424-0, with two members voting present, while the Yemen resolution itself passed 248-177. The key text of the resolution stated: “Because it is important to the national security interest of the United States to maintain strong bipartisan support for Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East, all attempts to delegitimize and deny Israel’s right to exist must be denounced and rejected.” The resolution comes in the wake of Representative Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitism scandal, with the Minnesota Democrat promoting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

On Wednesday, in what was obviously a response to anti-Semitic comments made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) the House of Representatives unanimously passed language condemning anti-Semitism that was added to another resolution, 424-0.

The Washington Examiner reported:

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The language, which does not mention Omar by name, was approved 424-0 using a legislature procedure that lets the minority party make a last-minute motion to change legislation just before it’s passed. The procedure almost never works for the minority party, in part because the minority usually tries to make radical changes to the bill that the majority quickly rejects.

Roll Call explained, “The language was added to an unrelated resolution on removing U.S. armed forces assisting the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen through a Republican motion to recommit.

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