‘Rise of anti-Semitism’ is no time to be playing politics: Mollie Hemingway

The politics of House Democrats' struggle with an anti-Semitism resolution
The politics of House Democrats’ struggle with an anti-Semitism resolution

The anti-hate resolution approved by Congress sparked a clash of opinions between Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway and Georgetown Institute of Politics executive director Mo Elliethee on Thursday night’s “Special Report” All-Star panel.

What was supposed to be a condemnation of anti-Semitism in reaction to controversial remarks by U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, developed into a broad resolution that condemned all forms of hate. It passed with support from an overwhelming majority, although 23 Republicans opposed it because it didn’t solely address anti-Semitism — nor did it explicitly condemn Omar.

Elliethee began by condemning Omar’s recent remarks and expressing that Omar should have been mentioned in the resolution. But he also defended the congresswoman, who has “received…

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