Donald Trump says Democrats are 'anti-Israel', 'anti-Jewish'

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The controversy surrounding Omar's comments began last month when Omar tweeted "It's all about the Benjamins baby" in pointing out the control the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a pro-Israel PAC, wields over lawmakers. Because Omar has proven she is truly unapologetic for her anti-Semitic tropes, it should also be a no-brainer to remove her from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which she clearly doesn't deserve to be on. "If that member was a Republican, that member's name would be in this resolution and this resolution would be all about condemning anti-Semitism and would be done so forcefully".

"The issue for me is we're not condoning anti-Semitism or anti-Muslim sentiment", she said.

Republicans generally joined in the favorable vote, though almost two-dozen opposed the measure, one calling it a "sham". Her experience, Clyburn argued in an interview with The Hill, is much more powerful than that of people who are generations removed from the Holocaust and World War II.

Over the past week, Republicans and President Donald Trump have denounced Omar. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Andre Carson (D-IN) praising the passage of the resolution. "Our nation is having a hard conversation".

Omar has been the subject of verbal attacks and threats in recent weeks, including a sign posted in the West Virginia State Capitol that falsely linked her to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Omar, as the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported, also implied Israel is an apartheid state when she said, "So I know many (members of Congress) were fighting for people to be free, for people to live in dignity in South Africa".

Yes, we are always stronger when we speak with one voice, but I think America is very clear on this: "We oppose anti-Semitism".

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"The Democrats have become an anti-Israel party, they've become an anti-Jewish party", Trump said Friday.

Before leaving to survey tornado damage in Alabama, Trump told reporters Friday the Democrats have become an "anti-Israel" and "anti-Jewish" party. "And I thought that vote was a disgrace and so does everybody else if you get an honest answer".

Democrats on Sunday disputed that characterization, with Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif., noting that the resolution passed on a bipartisan basis. As I have often written before, what you say in such sensitive matters can matter less than what people hear. "It's the first time we have voted on a resolution condemning Anti-Muslim bigotry in our nation's history".

Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, said that while he backed the resolution, he understood why some members of his party chose not to.

"I'm going to vote yes on this measure today", he said, "Obviously, all forms of hatred and bigotry are intolerable and we should go on the record in saying so". "We learn that stuff in kindergarten".

"I don't think this is just about comments by Congresswoman Omar, which I do not think were intentionally anti-Semitic".

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