Jewish GOP Rep Lays Out Why He Voted Against House Resolution, Says Omar ‘Knows Exactly What She’s Doing’

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution on Thursday to condemn anti-Semitism and other hate, but it caused backlash toward Republicans as the 23 who voted against were all GOP — but one Republican Jewish lawmaker is defending his reasons for voting against it.

Passing with an overwhelming 407 to 23 late Thursday, the resolution condemns anti-Semitism, anti-muslim, as well as hate toward “African-Americans, Native Americans, and other people of color, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, immigrants and others.”

“Whether from the political right, center or left, bigotry, discrimination, oppression, racism and imputations of dual loyalty threaten American democracy and have no place in American political discourse,” the resolution states, according to The New York Times.

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Republicans are taking heat for being the only ones to vote against the anti-hate resolution, but Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) is blasting the resolution and Omar.

The Jewish member of Congress slammed the Democrats’ resolution for not naming Omar and said the resolution should have called out Omar’s controversial anti-Semitic remarks.

“I apparently am giving Rep. Omar more credit than the speaker is,” Zeldin ripped House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) following her comment that she doesn’t believe Omar “understood the full weight of the words.”

During Thursday’s press conference, Pelosi commented on Omar’s remarks, saying she’s “confident” Omar’s comments were “not based on any anti-Semitic attitude.”

“I don’t believe that she is naive,” Zeldin continued about Omar. “I believe that she knows exactly what she’s doing.”

He continued:

“It is an American value, by the way, to have reasonable, legitimate criticism of a government. Whether it be the U.S. government, Israel, or any other government. It is not an American value, though, to be hurling anti-Semitic rhetoric. Anti-Semitism must be condemned unequivocally and emphatically.”

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“It’s time to call out these statements for what they are: pointed, bigoted, unreasonable, illegitimate, anti-Semitic,” Zeldin said. “… Support of Israel, support of Jews, standing against anti-semitism has been bipartisan in the past, it should be bipartisan today, and should be bipartisan for every moment in the future.”


  1. This shows how hypocritical the Leftists are. Back awhile, THEY voted to oppose the 13th Amendment which freed the slaves. THEY opposed the 14th Amendment which granted citizenship to the former slaves. THEY opposed the 15th Amendment which gave the former slaves the right to vote. AND, Sen. Al Gore Sr had a 60 DAY long filibuster against bringing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to a vote in the Senate.

    WHY do Blacks vote for Democrat Party candidates??? HR-1 is a pile of toilet paper!

    1. Not all Blacks vote D—Not all Hispanic vote D Not all Muslims vote D Not all Jews vote D—-but the majority of those groups do vote D. Blacks vote Democrat for several reasons. Every white supremacy group in the country does not endorse our candidates. The only no votes condemning hate speech against them were all Republicans. When unarmed Black men are shot, FOX immediately attacks the victim.Then there are all the R efforts to suppress their voting rights. Would you vote R?

  2. So “Islamophobia” is now formalized in Congress. It’s a misnomer, post-9/11 and the continued terror attacks. There’s nothing irrational to fear from Muslim terrorism, FGM, sexual assaults, or anti-Semitic ideology as these are ALL real, documented associations with Islam.

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