House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer Says That Omar and Tlaib Are the Only Democrats Whose Comments on Israel He Disagrees With

He also said the “overwhelming majority” of House members — 398 of 435 — voted last monthfor a nonbinding resolution that condemned the movement to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel, and only 16 out of 235 Democrats voted against.

Lastly, Hoyer said, only two Democrats have made statements about Israel that he finds problematic — Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who have come under fire for comments about Israel and for supporting the boycott Israel movement, or BDS. He said it was “absurd” to complain about their influence in comparison to that of President Donald Trump.

“You’re talking about two brand new members of Congress and president of the United States, who speaks for all the American people,” Hoyer said.

Ron Kampeas, “Steny Hoyer has a tough job: Uniting Democrats on Israel“, JTA, July 9, 2019
House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD)

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