INTERVIEW – REP. LOUIE GOHMERT – R-TX
- House passes broad resolution calling out racism, ‘anti-Semitic’ comments — without naming Ilhan Omar. After several days of infighting and a near-rebellion by rank-and-file Democrats, as well as a major last-minute revision, the House on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan resolution that only indirectly condemns U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar’s repeated ‘anti-Semitic’ and ‘pernicious’ comments — without mentioning the Minnesota Democrat by name. But opposing Republicans blasted the measure as a “watered down” sham, saying Democrats wanted to avoid condemning one of their own. The final vote was 407-23, with 23 Republicans voting no, and all Democrats, including Omar, voting yes.
- Rep. Gohmert Blasts Dems’ Anti-Hate Resolution: Condemning Anti-Semitism ‘Should Never Be Watered Down’ / Rep. Louie Gohmert (R., Texas) denounced the resolution introduced by House Democratic leaders condemning multiple forms of hatred in the wake of anti-Semitic comments made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.). Gohmert’s remarks came during a speech on the floor of the House on Thursday prior to the vote on the resolution. He quoted the Book of Proverbs to condemn various forms of wickedness, and then explained why anti-Semitism needs special attention.