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Mitch McConnell Urges Dems to Pass Anti-Semitism Bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

By    |   Thursday, 18 July 2019 12:44 PM

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday called on Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and party members to remedy "a sad and bizarre situation" and pass bipartisan legislation opposing anti-Semitism and condemning economic efforts to boycott Israel.

"Elected members of the Democratic Party are openly urging their leadership not to make them vote on condemning anti-Semitism," McConnell, R-Ky., said in Senate floor remarks. "Because for some reason, it is just too tough a vote.

"What a sad and bizarre situation we find in the House.

"I urge the distinguished Speaker of the House to do the right thing," the majority leader added. "Don’t let these far-left voices run the House."

In February, the Senate approved bipartisan anti-Semitism legislation that included a provision slamming the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting the Jewish State.

The House has not voted on the bill, though in March it passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other bigotry following comments by freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., suggesting that House backers of Israel had dual allegiances.

Pelosi, D-Calif., has not allowed the Senate bill, which passed with 77 votes, to come up for a vote.

"Let them vote," McConnell demanded. "I bet we'd see a pretty good outcome — and show anti-Semitism the door."

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday called on Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and party members to remedy "a sad and bizarre situation" and pass bipartisan legislation opposing anti-Semitism and condemning economic efforts to boycott Israel.
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