GOP Rep Fires Back After AOC Shames Republicans for Voting Against Watered-Down Anti-Hate Resolution

GOP Rep Fires Back After AOC Shames Republicans for Voting Against Watered-Down Anti-Hate Resolution 2

Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) hit back after Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) attempted to shame Republican lawmakers who voted against the watered-down Democratic anti-hate resolution yesterday.

The resolution–originally intended as a rebuke of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitic rhetoric–faced backlash from a number of radical Democrats who defended the congresswoman and ultimately forced the party to produce a more broad resolution, condemning anti-Semitism, racism and Islamophobia.

Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, “Where’s the outrage over the 23 GOP members who voted NO on a resolution condemning bigotry today? Oh, there’s none? Did they get called out, raked over, ambushed in halls and relentlessly asked why not? No? Okay. Got it.”

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Cheney responded, “Here’s the outrage: your party put a sham resolution on the floor designed to protect the anti-Semitic hate and bigotry of @IlhanMN.”

The resolution–passed overwhelmingly yesterday–was opposed by 23 Republicans because of its watered down nature and inability to

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX), who was the first Congressman to vote “no” said, “Anti-Semitism is a very special kind of hatred that should never be watered down. There has never been a persecution of a people like the Jewish people.”

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Congressman Lee Zeldin (R-NY) also voted “no.” He told Fox News today, “It was watered down, It was spineless. It was unfortunately filled with moral equivalency and double standards. As i pointed out on the House floor, if this was a Republican pushing what Rep. Omar is peddling with this anti-Semitic hate it would have named that Republican member.”

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