representative Lee ZeldinLee ZeldinThe Morning & # 39; s Morning Report – A tough week for the House of Democrats The 23 Republicans who voted against the anti-hate resolution The House adopts an anti-hate measure in the midst of democratic tensions MORE (R-N.Y.) In an interview broadcast on Sunday explained his decision to vote against a House resolution this week largely condemning bigotry.
Zeldin, who is Jewish, said that he thought the measure should have directly denounced the comments made by the first-year representative. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarSunday shows in preview: the 2020 field begins to take shape Omar's comments have nothing to do with Israel and everything about Jews Democrats allow anti-Semitism to spread with their low resolution NEXT (D-Minn.) Who have been widely criticized as anti-Semites.
"Instead of a resolution naming names and singularly, categorically, unequivocally condemning anti-Semitism (…), you had a resolution that was becoming diluted and diluted a moral equivalence, which is dangerous, "he said. host John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York.
Zeldin, who was among nearly two dozen Republicans who voted against the measure on Thursday, said he felt there was a "double standard" for Democrats and Republicans. He contrasted the resolution with a resolution earlier this year condemning white supremacy referring to the representative's remarks. Steve KingSteven (Steve) Arnold KingThe 23 Republicans who voted against the anti-hate resolution The group, co-led by the former Trump campaign advisor, signs with Steve King. Challenger House adopts an anti-hate measure in the midst of Dem's tensions. MORE (R-Iowa) after being asked why terms like "white supremacist" were offensive.
"Yes [Omar] If she were a Republican, this resolution would have named names, she would be removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee and we would only talk about anti-Semitism, singularly and forcefully, "Zeldin said during the meeting. # 39; interview.
The House overwhelmingly adopted the anti-hate resolution by a vote of 407-23. The measure was originally intended to condemn anti-Semitism alone, but was expanded to include Islamophobia and other forms of fanaticism as a result of the outcry sparked by the progressive allies of Omar and others.
Omar provoked controversy after suggesting to politicians who support Israel to do so out of allegiance to this country. Critics claimed that her remarks had played in anti-Semitic tropes, but her supporters claimed that she was subjected to unfair control because she was Muslim.
Omar had already been accused of anti-Semitism after tweeting that the support of the politicians to Israel "only concerned the Benjamins".