Saturday, March 16, 2019
Kansas Congress Lady Sharice Davids Meets With Local Jewish Leaders
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KCJC: Davids meets with local Jewish leaders
Kansas Rep. Sharice Davids met with several members of the Jewish community to discuss the events of the past week. Those events included a resolution on anti-Semitism sparked by a freshman Democrat’s comments about “allegiance” to Israel and implying the use of money to achieve disproportionate influence in the government. It was then expanded to address Islamophobia suffered by the same congresswoman, Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 407-23 on March 7 to approve the resolution, which did not name Omar but specifically emphasized the anti-Semitic history of dual-loyalty accusations, associating Jews with money and the myth that Jews control the government. After days of debate, the final resolution condemned “hateful expressions of intolerance” against “African-Americans, Native Americans, and other people of color, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, immigrants and others” affected by bigotry.
Davids was among 234 Democrats — the entire caucus — who favored the resolution. All the members of the Kansas and Missouri congressional delegations voted in favor. Omar, who also voted in favor of the resolution, is a refugee from Somalia and one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress . . .
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