Donald Trump: Democrats ‘Shameful’ for Weak Condemnation of Antisemitism

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (R) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) share a moment during a news conference on prescription drugs January 10, 2019 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Congressional Democrats held a news conference to introduce a legislative package 'that would drastically reduce prescription drug prices in …
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President Donald Trump criticized House Democrats for failing to strongly condemn antisemitic statements in their party.

“It is shameful that House Democrats won’t take a stronger stand against Anti-Semitism in their conference,” Trump wrote. “Anti-Semitism has fueled atrocities throughout history and it’s inconceivable they will not act to condemn it!”

House Democrats revolted against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s attempt to pass a resolution to condemn antisemitism after freshman Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar accused American supporters of Israel as having an “allegiance to a foreign country.”

The House resolution is now expected to condemn all hate, not single out antisemitism.

The controversy inspired 2020 presidential candidates to speak out.

Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren defended Omar in a statement, claiming that criticism of Israel should not be considered antisemitic.

“What I fear is going on in the House now is an effort to target Congresswoman Omar as a way of stifling that debate. That’s wrong,” Sanders said in a statement.

Harris warned that the resolution would endanger Omar’s safety.

“I am concerned that the spotlight being put on Congresswoman Omar may put her at risk,” she said.

Warren also supported Omar’s right to criticize Israel and American supporters of Israel.

“Branding criticism of Israel as automatically anti-Semitic has a chilling effect on our public discourse and makes it harder to achieve a peaceful solution between Israelis and Palestinians,” she said.

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