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Gohmert on the Watered Down H. Res 183 Which Did Not Condemn Very Anti-Semitic Remarks

Representative Louie Gohmert (TX01) released the following statement today regarding his vote against H. Res 183 which was repeatedly watered down so that it did not even condemn the anti-Semitic remarks that spurred the need for the bill:

“It is appalling that any type of anti-Semitic comment would be rationalized by Democrats. In fact, this resolution was solely on the House Floor today because of anti-Semitic remarks made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), yet neither she nor her remarks are ever mentioned in the text. This resolution, edited repeatedly by House Democrats, was meant to condemn anti-Semitism; however, it became so generic that it lost its meaning or significance. I am grateful that the very last version of the bill gratuitously worked in the word ‘Christian’ once in the seven page bill.”

“As I pointed out in my House floor speech, watering down any condemnation of anti-Semitic remarks is the way a holocaust begins. It needed to be condemned immediately before it starts us much further toward more widespread anti-Semitic hatred that leads to another attempted genocide.”