Jewish GOP Rep Calls Out Democrats for ‘Double Standard’ After ‘Watered Down’ Anti-Hate Resolution

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Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) continued to sound off on Thursday’s anti-hate resolution passed in the House of Representatives by pointing out the “double standard” that exists for Democrats and Republicans.

After voting against the sweeping resolution that stemmed from continued controversial comments on Israel from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Zeldin slammed the legislation in a radio interview on Sunday morning due to the fact that it failed to specifically address Omar’s remarks, which were deemed anti-semitic by many.

“Instead of a resolution naming names and being singularly, emphatically, unequivocally condemning anti-Semitism … you had a resolution that kept getting diluted and watered down, filled with moral equivalency, which is dangerous,” he told AM 970 in New York.

Zeldin was one of just 23 Republicans to vote against the resolution, which Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wy.) called a “sham” and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) called a “deceitful way to give Omar cover.”

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The Jewish GOP congressman also called out the “double standard” that exists for Democrats and Republicans. He pointed to the House resolution earlier this year that condemned white supremacy and referenced remarks from Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who questioned why terms like “white supremacist” were offensive.

“If [Omar] was a Republican, this resolution would’ve been naming names, she’d be removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee and we would be talking about anti-Semitism solely, singularly and forcefully,” he insisted.

As IJR Red reported, Zeldin previously explained his vote against the resolution on the House floor last week, saying he was “giving Rep. Omar more credit” than House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and adding that he believes “she knows exactly what she’s doing.”

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“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,” he said at the time. “It is not an American value, though, to be hurling anti-Semitic rhetoric. Anti-Semitism must be condemned unequivocally and emphatically.

“It’s time to call out these statements for what they are: pointed, bigoted, unreasonable, illegitimate, anti-Semitic,” Zeldin continued, adding that “anti-semitism has been bipartisan in the past, it should be bipartisan today, and should be bipartisan for every moment in the future.”

While Zeldin voted “no,” the resolution ultimately passed in the House.

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Screwtape
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It’s entirely typical of the Dimocratic whoredom that they refuse to disavow and denounce anti-Semitism. Remember this is the party of slavery, segregation, Jim Crow, etc.

Think about it as another form of racism. Substitute the words black, women, Catholic (mostly Italian and Irish), Asians (internment camps anyone?), or gays. These are actual hates they historically(?) practiced.

In modern times the Nazis, KKK, and now the Dims endorse anti-Semitism. At least they’ve dropped pretense.

James
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This was another “feels good because we did something” practice by the Left. It means nothing because it says nothing. Omar and Tlaib will continue on slinging their Jew-hating rhetoric because the wimps on the Left are too afraid of their own shadows and of the Muslims’ Islamic religion backfiring to do anything of value. These two – and AOC – should be physically thrown out of American’s House of Representatives.

Screwtape
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It’s more a CYA move to ensure they don’t alienate their young, anti-Semitic, pro-Muslim, BDS-supporting base.

Screwtape
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Let us not forget their religious persecution, i.e. anti-Christian/anti-Catholic beliefs. q.v. the recent confirmation hearings.

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