House Passes Measure Condemning Bigotry Following Rep. Omar’s Controversial Remarks

The lower chamber passes a measure broadly condemning different forms of hate after freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar made remarks many claimed were Anti-Semitic.

The resolution passed the House in a 407 to 23 vote on Thursday after Democrats revised the measure to protect other minorities including Muslims, Latinos, Asian Americans, and people associated with the LGBT movement.

The original measure only focused on Anti-Semitism but did not mention Omar by name.

Omar has come under fire in recent weeks for making several derogatory remarks targeting Israel, including the suggestion its supporters “have allegiance to a foreign country.”

Republicans were divided on the vote with some claiming the measure was not strong enough in standing with the Jewish State and its people.

Omar released a joint statement after passing the measure, praising the lower chamber’s efforts in combatting all forms of bigotry.

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