Republicans Vote No on Resolution to Condemn Anti-Semitism and Bigotry

RepublicanOn March 7, 2019, in a 407-23 vote from the US House of Representatives, it was agreed to pass a resolution that condemned intolerance, hate, anti-Semitism, and anti-Muslim discrimination. The 23 no votes came from Republicans.

Liz Cheney the House Republican Conference Chair said the vote was a “sham” as the language written in the resolution did not address the primary issue.

The resolution was drawn up after Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota made comments which both Democrats and Republicans considered anti-Semitic. However, Omar was not mentioned by name in the resolution.

Cheney said in a statement that the leaders of the Democratic party are bowing to the radical members in the party and refuse to criticize Omar’s statements. The party is now run by far-left extremists who cannot condemn anti-Semitism.

All Democrats including Omar vote yes for the resolution. The Republicans who voted no were:

Rep. Andy Biggs, Arizona
Rep. Mo Brooks, Alabama
Rep. Ken Buck, Colorado
Rep. Ted Budd, North Carolina
Rep. Michael C. Burgess, Texas
Rep. Liz Cheney, Wyoming
Rep. Chris Collins, New York
Rep. Mike Conaway, Texas
Rep. Rick Crawford, Arizona
Rep. Jeff Duncan, South Carolina
Rep. Louie Gohmert, Texas
Rep. Paul Gosar, Arizona
Rep. Pete King, New York
Rep. Tom Graves, Georgia
Rep. Doug LaMalfa, California
Rep. Thomas Massie, Kentucky
Rep. Mike Rogers, Alabama
Rep. Chip Roy, Texas
Rep. Greg Steube, Florida
Rep. Mark Walker, North Carolina
Rep. Ted Yoho, Florida
Rep. Lee Zeldin of New York

Rep. Steve King, Republican from Iowa, voted “present.”

Written by Barbara Sobel


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