- On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to condemn bigotry.
- The vote occurred as Democrats attempt to move past a controversy over whether Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is anti-Semitic.
- Some Republicans voted no on the resolution because it failed to mention Omar’s “anti-Jewish statements.”
- Omar herself voted for the resolution.
The House voted 407-23 yesterday to pass a resolution condemning bigotry because of Ilhan Omar’s recent comments. The vote comes after Omar deleted several tweets, including two from February of this year.
Many in Congress, including Rep. Paul Gosar, were unhappy with the resolution and voted no because, as Gosar tweeted, it avoided specifically condemning Omar’s “anti-Jewish statements.” The seven-page resolution passed Thursday condemns anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim discrimination and bigotry against minorities.
Online, some compared the broad condemnation passed by the House to the “All Lives Matter” slogan that many black activists found to be an insensitive response to “Black Lives Matter.”
Omar was recently praised by white supremacist David Duke for her comments.
Culttture recently launched an investigation into Ilhan Omar, including a mission to determine whether she married her own brother and committed immigration fraud.