Democrats are "enabling the anti-Semitism in their party" and caving to radical, anti-Israel elements who have "seized control," Rep. Liz Cheney, who chairs the House GOP Conference, said Tuesday.
"It is really scary," the Wyoming Republican told Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "It's dangerous. When we are at the point where the Democrats will not even put a resolution on the floor of the House of Representatives condemning the anti-Semitic remarks by naming Rep. [Ilhan] Omar. They continue to let her sit on the House Foreign Affairs Committee."
Anti-Semitism, she continued, "begins with words and ends with things far worse than that, and we all have an obligation to stand up against it, to call it evil."
The matter should not be a partisan issue, Cheney said, but the "radical left of the Democratic Party has seized control and the Democratic leaders in the House of Representatives are enabling it by standing silently by."
Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., did speak out against Omar's comments, noted Cheney, but now that he's being attacked by the left, he has said he was not condemning her specifically, so "it's not a profile in courage."
The argument should not be so complicated, Cheney said.
"Put a resolution on the floor, condemn her words and take her off the House Foreign Affairs Committee," said Cheney. "They have the power to show the world that we won't stand for anti-Semitism. They are refusing to do it because they are catering to the far left of their party to this radical anti-Israel faction."
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