The House will vote Thursday on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, an indirect rebuke of controversial comments by Rep. Ilhan Omar that has inflamed the Democratic Caucus and which party leaders are eager to put behind them.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) made the announcement in a closed-door meeting Thursday morning. “It’s going to say that we are against bigotry, we are against prejudice, we’re against hate, against whomever that is directed,” Hoyer told reporters after the meeting.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelsoi said the resolution to condemn anti-Semitism, which the House is expected to vote on today, isn’t about Rep. Ilhan Omar and her tweets questioning the allegiance of Israel supporters in Congress. Pelsoi said the resolution, which doesn’t name Omar, is about condemning hatred.
“I thought the resolution should be in large the issue to anti-Semitism, anti-Islamophobia, et cetera. Anti-white supremacist. And that it should not mention her name. And that’s what we are working on — something that is one resolution addressing these forms of hatred, not mentioning her name. Because it’s not about her. It’s about these forms of hatred.”
In recent days Omar has replaced AOC as the favorite target of Trump World figures.