Senate, unlike House, unanimously condemns anti-Semitism; passes Cruz-Kaine bill

Senate, unlike House, unanimously condemns anti-Semitism; passes Cruz-Kaine bill
Cruz speaks on the Senate floor. YouTube, Ted Cruz video

[Ed. – Leadership. No equivocation.  Well done to Ted Cruz, the author of the bill, and Tim Kaine and all the senators who stepped to the plate.]

Where the House of Representatives fumbled, the Senate succeeded. And thank G-d for that.

In March, the House struggled to rebuke blatantly anti-Semitic remarks from freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar. Rather than forcefully denounce anti-Semitism within their own ranks, House members passed a watered-down resolution calling out out all hatred. While that message was unobjectionable, it was also totally non-responsive to the historical moment.

By contrast, Sens. Ted Cruz and Tim Kaine led the Senate in embracing a resolution yesterday that squarely condemns anti-Semitism in all of its forms. The Senate resolution offers a sweeping historical view of anti-Semitism across borders and millennia. It recognizes that the virus of anti-Semitism is different than other forms of hatred, has occurred both overseas and domestically, and that it requires a unique, targeted condemnation.

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