Twenty-two Democrats and one Republican voted against a resolution to condemn growing anti-Semitism and support for Iran-backed terror group Hamas on college campuses. Still the resolution passed overwhelmingly, with 213 Republican votes and 183 Democrats.
The Democrats who opposed the resolution were: Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., Summer Lee, D-Pa., Jim McGovern, D-Mass., Delia Ramirez, D-Ill., Ritchie Torres, D-N.Y., Nydia Velázquez, D-N.Y., Maxine Waters, D-Calif., Bonnie Watson Coleman, D-N.J., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., Mark Takano, D-Calif., Jared Huffman, D-Calif., Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., Jesus Garcia, D-Ill., Jonathan Jackson, D-Ill., Maxwell Frost, D-Fla., André Carson, D-Ind., Cori Bush, D-Mo., Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., and Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore.
One Republican – Rep. Thomas Massie, K.Y., – voted against it, citing free speech concerns.
Daily Mail (h/t Nita) The resolution calls out college leaders for not speaking out in support of Jewish and pro-Israel students. It urges them to condemn antisemitism and ensure those students have a right to free speech on campus. The resolution also condemns support for Hamas and Hezbollah on campus.
The departments of Homeland Security and Justice are currently working with campus police to combat what the Biden administration describes as an ‘alarming rise’ in antisemitic incidents and threats against Jewish students.