House Democratic leaders are throwing Ilhan Omar under the bus – and it’s an all hands on deck moment.
Tomorrow the House will vote on a resolution condemning antisemitism in response to Rep. Ilhan Omar as she dares to speak up for Palestinian rights and critique Israel in a way no other member of Congress is doing.
Of course antisemitism deserves condemnation and attention, but this is a scapegoating strategy straight out of the bully playbook to intimidate others from speaking up – and we need to meet it with a massive public vote of support for Rep. Omar.
Will you call your representative and demand they stand against these outrageous intimidation tactics? Here’s my representative (and please find yours):
Representative Bobby Rush at (202) 225-4372
Here’s what I said when I called:
I’m calling to share my support for Rep. Ilhan Omar and condemn the outrageous act of introducing a resolution about antisemitism in response to Rep. Omar’s criticism of Israel.
This resolution is not being introduced out of a genuine concern for antisemitism, it’s about attacking Omar for her criticism of Israel.
I am concerned about the anti-Muslim and racist components of the attack on Ilhan Omar.
Phone calls are *the* most effective strategy we can use as constituents to make sure our representatives hear the depth, breadth and extent of our outrage.