Rep. Biggs: Democratic Leadership Being 'Held Hostage' by Far-Left Lawmakers
The House last week passed a resolution that called out bigotry of all kinds without directly condemning Rep. Ilhan Omar for allegedly anti-Semitic remarks.
Omar (D-Minn.) has drawn strong criticism in recent weeks for her remarks about Israel and U.S. support of the Jewish state.
The final vote on the resolution was 407 to 23, with 23 Republicans voting no, and all Democrats, including Omar, voting yes.
One of the "no" votes was Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), who said the resolution was turned into "world peace resolution," as opposed to a rebuke specific to Omar's anti-Semitic rhetoric.
Biggs also took issue with several Democratic leaders -- such as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) -- making excuses for Omar or deflecting from the issue.
"We need to call out a problem that we have and deal with, and they weren't dealing with the problem," Biggs said.
He added that he "absolutely" agrees with Rep. Liz Cheney's assessment (R-Wy.) that Democratic leadership is "protecting" Omar.
He said that the failure by Pelosi and other Democratic leaders to condemn Omar just enables her to continue making anti-Semitic comments, which he said was "tragic."
"It shows that there is a conflict at the top of this Democrat Party that is being actually held hostage -- in many respect, in my opinion -- by the young people that just came in," Biggs said.
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