The House passed an anti-hate resolution
“Be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives—
(1) rejects the perpetuation of anti-Semitic stereotypes in the United States and around the world, including the pernicious myth of dual loyalty and foreign allegiance, especially in the context of support for the United States-Israel alliance;
(2) condemns anti-Semitic acts and statements as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values that define the people of the United States;”
And so forth.
Read the full bill here.
It’s innocuous enough. It’s basically, “We think hate is bad.” 234 Democrats and 173 Republicans voted for it. It passed 407-23.
I’m only slightly kidding. Trump really did, after all, call 173 members of his own party disgraceful, and condemned a resolution that says “hate is bad.”
To be fair, however:
1. Continuing down the bill past the part I cited, the bill also condemned specific instances of hate speech obviously referencing Trump and other right-wingers. That turned it into a tacit condemnation of Trump more than Representative Omar, so it’s not that surprising that he disliked it.
2. The 23 who voted against it were not pro-hate. Their grounds were based on the bill’s innate hypocrisy. The Democrats had passed a bill condemning Steve King by name, but let Omar slide, hidden in an anonymous blanket condemnation. While this is a reasonable point for discussion, it is one that should be made on talk shows, and not really a valid reason to vote “nay” on “hate is bad.”
3. Representative King, who really is pro-hate, did not vote against it, nor did he vote for it. He merely responded “present” when his name was called.