Listen: Representative Omar, New York And Linda Kenyon discussed on America in the Morning
"A very short period of time. He happens to be a very good person. Bob Costantini, Washington. It's ten after the house has passed a resolution. That broadly condemns anti-semitism Islamaphobia and other forms of hatred. Correspondent Linda Kenyon has that story the resolution which passed by a vote of four zero seven two twenty three came in response to recent remarks by Representative Ilhan, Omar there were deemed to be antisemitic. The remarks by the freshman democratic congresswoman Muslim who represents Minnesota unleashed a torrent of debate in the democratic caucus prior to the vote house speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters she was convinced Omar meant no malice when she made her statements about US Israel relations. I feel confident that her words were not based on attitude, but that she didn't have a full appreciation of power landed on other people these floors have a history Republican Doug Collins of Georgia wasn't buying it. And we say we see something that is anti semitic where we say they may not have. I've known it was if anti semitic the broad anti-hate resolution was both praised for its inclusiveness and condemned all at once New York Democrat Eliot Engel supported the resolution, even as he decried, the general nature of its language. No member of congress should be making anti-semitic statements, Representative Collins found the entire process distressing. I'm here with my friend from New York debating, a resolution all of us should have learned in kindergarten. They nice doll. Hey, democrat, Jamie Raskin called the remarks made by Representative Omar extremely harmful anti-semitism and racism are the gateway to destruction for everything that we believe in as a society, Texas, Republican Louie Gohmert, one of the twenty three Republicans who voted against the resolution said it didn't go far enough any shamateuritism hatred for the children of Israel is a very special kind of hatred that should never be watered down and Republican lease Elden of New York who also voted against the anti hade resolution said it should have been much more specific. Nick semitism. Must be condemned on equivocally and emphatically he also decried what he described as a double standard in the house in January. We all came to this chamber. We condemned white supremacy. We named a Republican member we kicked that member off of his committee's member Republican Steve king of Iowa voted present Ilhan, Omar who was not mentioned by name in the resolution, and who continues to serve on the house foreign affairs committee voted, yes. On the anti hate resolution. Linda Kenyon, Washington. It's twelve after the hour coming up Marriott and equifax data breaches examined on Capitol Hill when America in the morning returns after."