An unexpected political war has erupted within the Democratic Party between a congresswoman, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and other party leaders. She just confessed to their guilt.
In a scathing op-ed, Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) blasted her party’s ‘anti-hate’ resolution. She said that “we had an opportunity to condemn anti-Semitism in strong, specific terms. Instead, Congress made a point with a watered down resolution — but it missed *the* point.”
And that was just Rep. Murphy’s tweet to set up her op-ed, which she wrote for the Orlando Sentinel. She went on to condemn the anti-Semitic comments by her colleague, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who started this controversy in the first place.
“These are classic anti-Semitic tropes,” she wrote. “They are rooted in false and ugly stereotypes about the Jewish people that have persisted throughout history.” She said that it was “stunning” to “hear them from a U.S. representative.”
Then Rep. Murphy took aim at the resolution itself being pushed by Speaker Pelosi and Democratic leadership. While the resolution is part of a “well-intentioned process,” the end result “denounces intolerance in such sweeping language that it feels hollow at its core.”
We know now that there’s at least one Democrat in Congress with a backbone who will buck her own leadership when the situation truly warrants it. Unfortunately, Rep. Murphy’s wise words have already fallen on deaf ears.
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