"She might be. I don't know what her thoughts are on this".
She talked about her discussions with European leaders about fighting anti-Semitism in their respective countries. For days, Democrats wrestled with whether or how to punish the Minnesota lawmaker, arguing over whether Omar, one of two Muslim women in Congress, 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.
"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.
The HBO star pivoted to House Democrats, who struggled with a resolution to condemn Omar's criticism of Israel. The legislation had started as a denunciation of anti-Semitism in response to Omar's remarks but was then expanded to repudiate bigotry against "African-Americans, Native Americans, and other people of color, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, immigrants and others" following backlash from the party's progressive base and outrage over anti-Muslim flyers of Omar that were seen in West Virginia's legislature. The House approved a broad resolution on Thursday condemning anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, racism and other forms of bigotry.
She continued: "Our nation is having a hard conversation and we believe this is great progress". House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney of Wisconsin slammed it as a "sham" resolution.
Recent comments made by Ilhan Omar, a congresswoman, have unleashed a row that is threatening to become a more permanent schism and could change the face of Democratic politics.
On "America's Newsroom" Friday, Zeldin said that the resolution should have named specific names and that Omar should have lost her seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. I hope she has learned from this experience, because she could be a real bridge builder...
I don't think it watered down the anti-Semitic language at all.
Last march, Pelosi was pretty certain of the president's motives and intentions when she called an order on transgender military personnel a "hateful ban" that "is purpose-built to humiliate our courageous transgender members of the military who serve with honor and dignity. There's few people in Congress who more naturally have the constituency to be a bridge builder than she". And that's what we have no place for - against anyone - in our country, and it is part of our values that we convey to the rest of the world.
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