"Democrats have become the anti-Israel party," President Trump said before boarding a plane to Alabama Friday to tour the destruction from this week's deadly tornadoes.
"They've become an anti-Israel party, they have become an anti-Jewish party and that's too bad,” the president told reporters.
President Trump: "I thought yesterday's vote by the House was disgraceful, because it's become -- the Democrats have become an anti-Israel party. They've become an anti-Jewish party. And I thought that vote was a disgrace and so does everybody else if you get an honest answer." pic.twitter.com/TNmPRMwNJA— CSPAN (@cspan) March 8, 2019
A day earlier, all House Democrats voted in favor of an anti-hate resolution that had been prompted by Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-MN) incessant anti-Semitic comments. It didn't receive the blessing of all Republicans, however, because when Omar complained about being singled out, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi agreed to expand the resolution to condemn other forms of bigotry. Critics fumed that Democrats were giving cover to Omar and her offensive language.
Among her controversial remarks was her accusing pro-Israel U.S. lawmakers of dual loyalty, a charge Anti-Defamation League leaders say is not only anti-Semitic, but un-American.
Before his press gaggle on Friday, Trump told Congress to, at the very least, remove Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He has also dismissed her weak apologies as "lame."
Representative Ilhan Omar is again under fire for her terrible comments concerning Israel. Jewish groups have just sent a petition to Speaker Pelosi asking her to remove Omar from Foreign Relations Committee. A dark day for Israel!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2019
Editor's Note: This piece has been updated with additional information.