Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are seeking to capitalize on the Democrats’ differences in support of Israel Controversial comment It was proposed last week by the representative of one of the three Muslim members of the Congress, Ilhan Omar.
Three ordinary Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives submitted a resolution on June 14 trying to condemn Omar and her progressive political allies: members of the “squad”, including Representative Alexander Ocasio Cortez .
“We cannot turn a blind eye to congressmen publicly defending Hamas’s terrorist attacks on our close ally Israel and their dangerous remarks, which have led to anti-Semitic attacks across the country,” Republican Mike Walz said in a statement Said, announced the introduction of a resolution.
According to reports, House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy (Kevin McCarthy) will raise the issue before the closed-door meeting of the House Republican meeting on Tuesday.
Steve Scalise, the top leader of the Republican Party in the House of Representatives, said on Tuesday: “We are now seeing a fierce struggle within the Democratic Party over anti-Semitists and whether they will stand up and face this issue.”
This move by the Republicans came after the start of disagreements between Democratic lawmakers over the 11-day bombing of Gaza by Israel in May that killed 256 Palestinians.
In a hearing between the House Committee and Secretary of State Anthony Brinken, Omar asked about the United States’ opposition to the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigation into the United States, Israel, Hamas, the Afghan government, and the Taliban for suspected war crimes.
If the United States opposes a war crimes investigation at the International Criminal Court, a permanent establishment in The Hague, where should victims of atrocities seek justice? Omar asked. Blinken responded that the courts in the United States and Israel have provided sufficient judicial forums for such claims.
The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda, announced in March that she had initiated a Formal inquiry Suspected of crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories.Israel and the United States Object to investigation.
The International Criminal Court is also investigating Afghanistan.
The congresswoman later posed her question to Brinken on Twitter, categorizing the United States, Israel, Hamas, Afghanistan, and the Taliban as atrocities.
This tweet aroused the anger of some of her own Democratic colleagues who opposed Omar’s comparison of the United States and Israel with the Taliban and Hamas, and the “anti-Semitism” voice of the Republican right.
“It is an offense and misleading to equate the United States and Israel with Hamas and the Taliban,” said Omar in a statement two days after Omar asked Blinken a question.
House Republican leader McCarthy said on Fox News on Tuesday: “She is just not anti-Semitic, she is now anti-American.” “She equates the United States with the Taliban and Hamas. She is vilifying our largest ally in the Middle East, Israel. , This is the only democratic country.”
Last week, the House of Representatives Democratic leaders tried to quell their party’s anger at Omar’s remarks. She clarified that she did not establish moral reciprocity between the United States, Israel and non-state groups such as Hamas and the Taliban.
“Congresswoman Omar is an important member of our caucus,” Nancy Pelosi, the top leader of the Democratic Party and Speaker of the House of Representatives, said on CNN on Sunday.
Pelosi said that Omar’s questions to Blinken were “very reasonable,” but subsequent tweets raised concerns and equated the United States with the Taliban and Hamas. “She clarified, we thank her, and the topic is over.”
In a tweet, Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib (Rashida Tlaib) refuted her leadership’s public accusation of Omar “carrying out ruthless and exclusive policing of women members of color.”
There is no freedom of speech for Muslim women in Congress. For Muslim women in Congress, the benefit of skepticism does not exist. The Democratic leadership of the House of Representatives should be ashamed of its ruthless, exclusive tone of supervision of women members of color.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) June 10, 2021
Accusations of tit-for-tat?
At the same time, some Democrats threatened to seek a condemnation resolution condemning Republican House representatives. Marjorie Taylor Green Three weeks ago, they made the requirement that people wear masks during the COVID-19 pandemic be equivalent to the suppression of Jews during the Holocaust.
At a media conference on June 14, Green apologized for this position, acknowledging that the requirement to wear a mask is not comparable to Germany’s systematic massacre of Jews during World War II.
“There is no comparability, and there will never be comparability,” said Green, who visited the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC earlier in the day.
Green, who was newly elected to the House of Representatives in November last year, is Peel off After the riots in the US Congress on January 6, most Democrats appointed her committee in February because these comments were seen as supporting violence against Democrats.