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.”
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.”
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) March 8, 2019
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.”
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.”