The House was supposed to vote on a resolution on Tuesday to condemn resolution in light of Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-MN) string of anti-Semitic comments. Instead, some of the more progressive members of Congress are pushing for a vote delay.
UPDATE: Vote on resolution condemning anti-Semitism may be pushed back. Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Progressive Caucus pressing for a delay. https://t.co/EyV8Xm1v0p— Sheryl Gay Stolberg (@SherylNYT) March 5, 2019
It turns out that some Democrats refuse to consider the resolution until it is expanded to include language that condemns anti-Muslim bias as well. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reportedly capitulated.
.@SpeakerPelosi confirms she talked to Omar over the weekend and that resolution will be expanded to tackle anti-Muslim bias:— Heather Caygle (@heatherscope) March 6, 2019
"There will be a vote this week and we will see what it is when we are finished writing it," she told reporters.
In what is becoming the norm with Rep. Omar, when it came time to face the cameras, she suddenly had nothing to say about her recent anti-Semitic comments.
WATCH: Rep. Omar answers no questions about her latest Israel remark or the House resolution that Democratic leadership is debating putting forth condemning anti-Semitism.— Bo Erickson (@BoKnowsNews) March 5, 2019
She only held the phone to her ear. pic.twitter.com/HpJLyg4fsc
Colleague Caroline McKee rpts Dem MN Rep Omar ducks questions from reporters about anti-Semitism & anti-Semitism resolution as she leaves her office en route to Hse votes— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) March 5, 2019