UPDATE – 6 PM: Red State‘s Joe Cunningham has more on the actual language of the proposed resolution.
Roll Call reports this morning that House Democratic leaders have agreed to schedule a vote today on a broad resolution condemning all forms of hate in the aftermath of the uproar over recent anti-Semitical remarks by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN):
Text of the resolution will be released shortly. It will be an expanded version of a draft circulated earlier this week that only included language rejecting anti-Semitism.
Rank-and-file Democrats pushed their leaders to broaden the measure, which was born out of a desire to rebuke anti-Israel comments made by freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, because they did not want to attack her personally and not also rebuke hateful language used by other politicians like President Donald Trump.
The new version is expected to include language rejecting multiple forms of religious bigotry, racism and xenophobia.
NEW: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says a vote will take place later today on anti-Semitism resolution that’s been broadened. Follows recent comments of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Israel, which Dems have struggled with.
— Mitchell Miller (@mmillerwtop) March 7, 2019
Via The Politico:
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel confirmed that text of the resolution would come out within an hour. Multiple members suggested it would be the broader resolution condemning hate speech but language is still being worked out.
According to The Hill, the resolution will not specifically call out Omar.
Omar’s incendiary remarks about Israel and Jewish people have sent House Democratic leaders into a tailspin, and created deep rifts within the party.
This is a developing story. Stay tuned for updates.
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