You aren’t condemning anti-Semitism if you are not willing to condemn the actual anti-Semites.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi cleared Rep. Ilhan Omar of intentional anti-Semitism in her controversial remarks that sparked outrage among Democrats and said the resolution the House will vote on Thursday condemning hate speech is not about the freshman lawmaker.
‘It’s not about her, it’s about these forms of hatred,’ Pelosi told reporters at the Capitol on Thursday.
‘I don’t think the congresswoman perhaps doesn’t appreciate how it was heard by other people although I don’t believe it was intended as anti-Semitic although that’s how it was interpreted,’ the speaker said.
The House will vote Thursday on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, Islamophobia and white supremacy after internecine war developed among Democrats over comments from Omar.