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By Congressman Dan Newhouse
Fourth District 

Column: Congress must do more to condemn anti-Semitism


Last updated 3/14/2019 at 9:34am

A member of Congress makes a hateful remark, and House congressional leaders of the same political party respond by swiftly condemning and then strip that representative of all committee assignments—a severe punishment.

If you think I’m referring to House Democrats’ response to Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) widely-covered statement last week referring to American Jews who support Israel as harboring dual loyalties (“I should not be expected to have allegiance/pledge support to a foreign country in order to serve my country in Congress or serve on committee,”) then you would be sadly...

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