Developing now, Thursday, March 7, 2019
PELOSI FACES DEM REVOLT OVER RESOLUTION TO CONDEMN ANTI-SEMITISM: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is "taken aback" by the growing dissent and anger among rank-and-file Democrats over a possible resolution to formally condemn anti-Semitism, stemming from a controversial Muslim freshman lawmaker's recent comments, a Democratic source told Fox News ... The stalled resolution originated after freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, for at least the second time in recent months, ignited an uproar for echoing tropes critics have deemed anti-Semitic. The debate over how to address Omar’s latest remarks has overtaken House Democrats in recent days and underscores both Pelosi's tenuous grip on control of the House and the growing power of the party's far-left progressive wing.
Omar refused to address questions Wednesday about accusations that she’s anti-Semitic. A vote on the resolution, which was originally planned for earlier this week, did not appear on the House's official docket for Thursday.