Liz Cheney: Democratic Party Is ‘Now Enabling and Abiding By Anti-Semitism’

Liz Cheney: Democratic Party Is ‘Now Enabling and Abiding By Anti-Semitism’

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wisconsin, seems to equate homophobia with the plight of the Palestinians.

And as far as global relations goes, Ms. Omar is in the finest of company, because one hears reports of French Jews immigrating to Israel in increasing numbers because of anti-Jewish sentiment and a disturbing number of attacks on Jews in the stylish and trend-setting nation of France.

The measure passed on passed on Thursday night by a vote of 407-23.

"I thought yesterday's vote by the House was disgraceful", Trump told reporters at the White House. Ultimately, the resolution omitted Omar's name. Some of these slanders are as disturbing or more so than the words causing Omar trouble.

Trump seized on the shift, injecting a new angle of attack as he readies a 2020 re-election bid and fellow Republicans seek to claw back ground they lost in the House in last year's mid-terms. "The droning of countries around the world...that was Obama". Had Pocan toured Tel Aviv, he might have participated in one of the many gay pride events that are held in Israel.

I don't think she's a bigot but, as with other sensitive topics, its not hard to sound like one when you make strong criticisms in such touchy areas as USA policy toward Israel. Andre Carson, D-Ind., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., calling the vote "historic on many fronts" for denouncing "all forms of bigotry".

"Friends, our supporters, you know the Women's March we're going through some rough times and if you know anything about this past week, I'm going to give you some ideas of what we did this week".

"And that's not what we should be looking for anymore".

In an interview on NBC News' "Meet the Press", Cheney described the House resolution as "clearly an effort to actually protect Ilhan Omar, to cover up her bigotry and anti-Semitism by refusing to name her".

The flap over Omar's comments exposed differences in the Democratic caucus, with younger, more liberal Democrats more willing to criticize Israel.

Radio Sputnik's Loud and Clear spoke with Ariel Gold, peace activist and co-director of Codepink, about the resolution and the movement behind Omar.

Last month, for example, she tweeted that support for Israel by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee was "all about the Benjamins baby", a hip-hop catchphrase for the power of money. In the first place, AIPAC hardly represents all American Jews.

But Democrats insisted Trump was out of bounds to suggest their party was anti-Jewish.

The House resolution should have been limited to reprimanding Omar in this instance.

"I think it's' important as a teaching tool", Larson said. "Those people who won't condemn it are enabling it".

After the vote, an icy Omar was ominously silent, hardly the chatty Cathy from the week before.

Ticker is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia.

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