Rep. Liz Cheney to AOC: ‘Your Party Put a Sham Resolution on the Floor Designed to Protect’ Rep. Ilhan Omar’s ‘Bigotry’

By Melanie Arter | March 8, 2019 | 1:18pm EST
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) (Screenshot)

( – Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), who serves as GOP conference chair, called out Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) for calling out Republicans who voted against a resolution condemning bigotry.

“Where’s the outrage over the 23 GOP members who voted NO on a resolution condemning bigotry today? Oh, there’s none? Did they get called out, raked over, ambushed in halls and relentlessly asked why not? No? Okay. Got it,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Thursday.


“Here’s the outrage: your party put a sham resolution on the floor designed to protect the anti-Semitic hate and bigotry of @IlhanMN,” Cheney tweeted in response Friday.


The resolution was approved by a vote of 407-23, with all 23 no votes coming from Republicans. Republicans complained that the bill was “watered down” and didn’t specifically address Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), whose anti-Semitic comments prompted the resolution.


As reported, the resolution lumped together anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and bigotry targeting “African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and other people of color, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, the LGBTQ community, immigrants, and others.”

As previously reported, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has resisted GOP calls to remove Omar from the House Foreign Affairs over her comments. Instead, she defended Omar, telling reporters Thursday that Omar didn’t understand “the full weight of her words.”


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