House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, frustrated with Democratic leaders’ refusal to rebuke progressive freshmen for what he views as anti-Semitic remarks, said he plans to take action.
Republicans have criticized Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar, both of whom are Muslim, for remarks they’ve made in support of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement and against the Israeli government.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leaders have declined to condemn the Democratic freshmen or their comments — to the frustration of the GOP.
“When they stay silent they’re just as guilty,” McCarthy said.
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