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Bacon Launches Attempt At Censure Of Dem Rep. Omar

Don Bacon at a microphone at a President Trump Rally, Mid-America Center 2018
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President Trump Rally, Mid-America Center 2018

Nebraska Congressman Don Bacon has introduced a motion to censure Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar for an alleged "history of antisemitism." The motion by the Republican congressman cites comments made by Omar during a visit to Columbia University last month. When asked about antisemitism on campus, Omar reportedly said that Jewish students should not have to tolerate antisemitism or bigotry "whether they are pro-genocide or anti-genocide." A spokesperson for the Minneapolis Democrat said Omar has "clearly condemned antisemitism" and that the resolution is an attempt to "distract from the ongoing violence and genocide occurring in Gaza."