100 Days of Extremism: Enabling Anti-Semitism

Apr 09, 2019 | Press Team •

If their first 100 days are any indication, not only are Democrats unwilling to support America’s crucial relationship with Israel, but they won’t even directly condemn blatant anti-Semitism being spread by their own members:

  • Just a few weeks after Rep. Ilhan Omar was forced to apologize for using anti-Semitic tropes, she invoked another vile anti-Semitic slur.
  • Omar refused to apologize this time, and House Democrats refused to condemn her.
  • Instead, they passed a watered-down resolution that didn’t even mention Omar by name, and allowed her to keep her seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

In stark contrast, House Republicans proposed a motion to recommit that condemned the BDS movement:

“It is in the national security interest of the United States to condemn and oppose the Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement (BDS Movement) targeting Israel, including efforts to target United States companies that are engaged in commercial activities that are legal under United States law; and all efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel.”

Democrats once again refused to stand with Israel by voting against the MTR and defeating it 228-194.

Bottom line: House Democrat leadership circled the wagons around Rep. Omar, enabling her bigoted rhetoric to go unchecked. Their constant refusal to stand with one of our strongest allies and millions of Jewish Americans is one of the defining takeaways of their majority thus far, and unless they offer a major course correction, the longstanding principle of America’s support for Israel can no longer be called bipartisan.