A large bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives voted Tuesday for a resolution supporting Israel and condemning antisemitism in the aftermath of a left-wing Democrat’s claim that the country is “racist.”
Republican Texas Rep. August Pfluger introduced the resolution in response to Democratic Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s assertion that Israel is a “racist state.” The White House, Democratic leadership, and Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy condemned the remarks, and Jayapal issued an apology. (RELATED: ‘They Need To Do Something’: Speaker McCarthy Reacts To Dem Rep’s ‘Antisemitic’ Remarks)
“The State of Israel is not a racist or apartheid state; Congress rejects all forms of antisemitism and xenophobia; and the United States will always be a staunch partner and supporter of Israel,” the resolution says. All 217 voting Republicans and 195 Democrats supported the resolution, while all nine “no’s” came from Democrats.
Israel is our strongest partner in the Middle East, and recent Member comments denigrating Israel are unacceptable and disgusting.— Rep. August Pfluger (@RepPfluger) July 17, 2023
My resolution lets every American know exactly where their Representatives stand when it comes to supporting Israel and our Jewish communities. pic.twitter.com/11rhUzF7MJ