The U-S House has overwhelmingly (407-23) passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and other forms of bigotry. It’s prompted by comments made by Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, but doesn’t mention her by name. Republican Lee Zeldin from New York asked, if Omar didn’t know what she was saying, why is she more emboldened to refuse to apologize? Zeldin says, “I apparently am giving Rep Omar more credit than the Speaker (Nancy Pelosi) is, because I don’t believe she is naive. I believe that she knows exactly what she’s doing.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, “All of us must remember… that our words are weightier once we cross the threshold into Congress, and indeed they weigh a ton when someone becomes the president of the United States.” Zeldin said if a Republican had made anti-Semitic comments, the resolution would have mentioned them by name.