House Approves Resolution to Condemn Hate in the Wake of Ilhan Omar’s Comments

Robert Valencia
Mar 12, 2019 - 3:00
House Approves Resolution to Condemn Hate in the Wake of Ilhan Omar's Comments

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Key Facts: The House of Representatives voted last Thursday to reject hate, as Democrats attempt to quell controversy over alleged anti-Semitic comments from fellow Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. Although the legislation did not rebuke or name the congressmember — one of the only two Muslim women in Congress — the document condemns anti-Semitism and bigotry against Muslims after Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. "It's not about her," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, referring to Omar....

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