"It is shameful that House Democrats won't take a stronger stand against Anti-Semitism in their conference", the president tweeted.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Hoyer said the vote might happen on Thursday during a closed-door meeting while also stating that they were revising the measure and adding language condemning anti-Islamic bias. In 2012, she said Israel has hypnotized the world, earlier this year her "all about the Benjamins" tweet regarding AIPAC contributions prompted her to issue a sort-of-apology, but these recent remarks, in which the dual loyalty slur was insinuated, she's not backing down from, which prompted this upcoming House resolution that indirectly targeted her.
With a scheduled vote on a House resolution to condemn anti-Semitism pushed back Wednesday, and Democrats reportedly at odds on how to proceed, one former vice presidential nominee is warning the party that failure to act could have repercussions. Several other new members, including Reps. Jewish members, however, appear to have voiced their support for the resolution, while others vented their frustration at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Corte (D-NY), one of Omar's few defenders, for targeting fellow Democrats on Twitter. It was to set out the history of anti-Semitism and other bigotry in America and provide examples of anti-Jewish tropes about divided loyalties.
The resolution is Democratic leadership's response to recent comments from Minnesota freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar that lawmakers in both parties have said play into antisemitic stereotypes.
A party's steering committee also has the authority to remove a member of a congressional committee as was the case with the Republican Steering Committee removing Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) from his committee assignments after he made remarks questioning how terms such as "white supremacist" and "white nationalist" have become "offensive".
Additionally, two influential Democratic caucuses - the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Congressional Black Caucus - have backed the vote's move, stating that they wanted more time to assess the situation. "For a member saying he'll 'send Obama home to Kenya?'"
It is at least the third time Ms Omar has forced older pro-Israel Democrats in senior positions into awkward territory over US-Israeli policy.
Omar, meanwhile, has received support from prominent progressive lawmakers, including Ocasio-Cortez and Tlaib, who is the first Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress. Omar has spoken out against her Democratic colleagues, who have failed to come to her defense even as she faced mounting criticism.
"I want to ask why is it okay for me to talk about the influence of the NRA, or fossil fuels industries, or Big Pharma, and not talk about a powerful lobbying that is influencing policy", she said.
At one point during the meeting, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., a close Pelosi ally, pleaded with Democrats: "Everyone stop tweeting!" That would have been fine", he said, adding, "We have a very different opinion here, I believe.
This article was written by Mike DeBonis, Rachael Bade, reporters for The Washington Post.