[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.
ICYMI: "Antisemitism has for centuries included exactly what we're seeing here today, including physical attacks against Jews; including attacks on the loyalty of Jews and accusations of dual loyalty; campaigns to boycott, to confiscate, or destroy Jewish businesses." pic.twitter.com/CXP86dIvbo
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) June 13, 2019