The House of Representatives have joined together to collectively condemn the comments made by Rep. Ilhan Omar.
In a swift and unanimous decision, the House moved to pass an amendment to legislation on anti-Semitism.
The changes are meant to apply to the legislation that states it is in “national interests of the United States to combat anti-Semitism at home and abroad.”
Wording of the amendment will now show, “With an unfortunate rise in anti-Semitism and attempts to delegitimize Israel, the United States House of Representatives must emphasize the importance of combating anti-Semitism and reject all movements that deny Israel’s right to exist.”
“This horrific anti-Semitic tone being taken by some Members of Congress must come to an end,” the Bill’s sponsor, Rep/ David Kustoff said. “The language I offered affirms the United States’ interest in combating anti-Semitism at home and abroad, something my colleagues on both sides of the aisle should and must support. I am proud to stand today in solidarity with my Jewish community as this hate has no place in our country.”
While it would have been uncouth to mention Omar by name when setting the amendment, there isn’t any doubt that this legislation was a direct and immediate response to her anti-Semitic comments.