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Jeffress: Don't expect Dems to tone down their anti-Semitism
Leaders of two Christian ministries are sounding off on the anti-Semitic resolution that almost was, saying the version that ultimately made it to the floor of the House reflects not only the cowardice of Democratic leaders but also the "godlessness" that's taking over the party.
On Thursday evening, the House overwhelmingly passed what started out as a resolution to call out Representative Ilhan Omar and her anti-Semitic comments – but it ended up being something completely different. What began as a resolution of condemnation of Omar and her remarks morphed into a condemnation of "white supremacy" as the cause of all manner of hate. Omar's name was nowhere in the measure.
In the two months-plus that Omar has been in Congress, the Minnesota Democrat has managed to throw out several anti-Semitic statements that were offensive enough to convince some of her Democratic colleagues in the House that they needed to speak out against her. But Dr. Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Dallas tells OneNewsNow the watered-down resolutionwas a cowardly retreat by Democrats' leadership.
"They don't want to deal with anti-Semitism in their own ranks. I think it's a sign, certainly, of the bankruptcy of the Democratic Party," says the Southern Baptist pastor.
Omar's young freshmen colleagues – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-New York) among them – led the revolt to give cover to anti-Semitism and basically hijacked the resolution. Jeffress argues it is clear the House leadership was afraid to stand up to the young radicals, who many are calling the new leaders of the Democratic Party.
"I also think it's a sign of the godlessness of the Democratic Party," Jeffress continues. "This is the party that was trying to take [the phrase] 'So help me God' out of an oath recently for committee hearings; it tried to remove God from the [party] platform a few years ago; it supports the killing of children in the womb and now even infanticide."
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