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House Delays Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism

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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. (Tom Williams/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 05 March 2019 10:51 PM EST

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., announced Tuesday a vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism has been delayed, The Hill reports.

The resolution was crafted following comments Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., made about Israel and its American supporters.

Pelosi and Hoyer during a closed-door leadership meeting said the vote would likely occur Thursday and added the resolution would be updated to include language condemning anti-Muslim bias.

Omar, who was elected alongside Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., as the first women Muslim members of Congress in U.S. history, in February asserted the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a pro-Israel lobbying group known as AIPAC, was using its influence to pressure Members of Congress to adopt an "allegiance to a foreign country."

Last week during a forum at a bookstore, Rep. Omar again made provocative comments that sparked strong backlash from lawmakers on both sides.

"I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country," she said.

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A vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism has been delayed, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., announced Tuesday, according to The Hill.
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