Anti-Semitism Rebuke Threatens Rift Among House Democrats
A decision by House Democratic leaders to hold a vote on an anti-Semitism resolution that indirectly rebukes one of their own members, Ilhan Omar, has drawn the ire of her allies, threatening to open a generational rift in the party.
The Minnesota freshman’s name doesn’t appear in the resolution, which could go to the House floor as soon as Thursday, but it denounces anti-Semitism by describing tropes similar to some of those she has invoked. Omar has apologized for some of her controversial remarks and defended others.
“I am told everyday that I am anti-American if I am not pro-Israel. I find that to be problematic and I am not alone,” she wrote in a March 3 tweet.