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Kevin McCarthy: ‘Sad Day’ When Democrats Vote ‘Against Israel and in Support of the BDS Movement’

Kevin McCarthy: ‘Sad Day’ When Democrats Vote ‘Against Israel and in Support of the BDS Movement’

House Republicans attempted to add the language into the resolution to pull American forces out of Yemen.

House Republicans attempted to add pro-Israel and anti-BDS language into an unrelated resolution on Thursday.

The resolution “aimed to end U.S. participation in Yemen’s civil war,” which has caused a humanitarian crisis, “where Iran-backed Houthi rebels have sought to overthrow the country’s government, prompting a Saudi bombing campaign that has lasted nearly four years.”

It passed 247 to 175, but the pro-Israel amendment failed to make it in with a vote of 228-194.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy expressed his disappointment.

McCarthy said:

“The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement aims to deny Jewish people the right to self-determination in their ancestral homeland and it seeks to destabilize the Jewish state by encouraging a targeted economic war against Israel,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said in a statement to The Daily Caller. “The BDS movement is not interested in coexistence – it seeks further conflict and is unwilling to make concessions.”

Five Democrats voted for the amendment: Reps. Anthony Brindisi (D., N.Y.), Joe Cunningham (D., S.C.), Josh Gottheimer (D., N.J.), Elaine Luria (D., Va.), and Jeff Van Drew (D., N.J.).

Reps. Justin Amash (MI) and Thomas Massie (R-KY) also voted no. But Amash voted no on the entire resolution. He explained why on Twitter.

Some of the Democrats came forward to explain why they voted no. From The Washington Free Beacon:

In contrast, some Democrats claimed the vote against the motion to recommit stands independently of their support for Israel. In a statement Thursday, Rep. Brad Schneider (D., Ill.) claimed the timing of the BDS language was inappropriate. “It was not easy for me to vote against a measure condemning BDS,” Schneider wrote. “[B]ut at this time, in these circumstances we have an immediate responsibility to help the people of Yemen.

Schneider claimed that Republicans were introducing Israel language into a Yemen bill as a wedge. He called McCarthy’s push for the motion “a transparent effort to derail an important resolution striving to end the war in Yemen.” He claimed opposition to BDS was not a matter appropriate for inclusion in a bill on the war in Yemen, which has killed some 16,000 civilians. (Schneider introduced an anti-BDS bill in March.)

The bill is House Resolution 37 “Directing the removal of United States Armed Forces from hostilities in the Republic of Yemen that have not been authorized by Congress.” Rep. Ro Khanna (D., Calif.) introduced the resolution in January.

“While I agree with the sentiments expressed in the motion to recommit (MTR), I strenuously object to the Republicans’ cynical ploy of weaponizing support for Israel for partisan political gain,” Schneider said. “Support for the U.S.-Israel relationship must remain bipartisan.”

I can see their point. I have no idea why the GOP would put any language besides that which relates to the Yemen war in a resolution on the Yemen war. It’s one of the many things about Congress that bothers me. Could we please have separate bills and resolutions on topics?

If the House added the amendment, the resolution would have to go back to the Senate, which passed this resolution in March.

The resolution heads to President Donald Trump. If he does not veto, he has thirty days to withdraw America from the Yemen war.

The Democrats and Republicans joined forces against the Yemen war after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which caused them to move against Saudi Arabia.

President Barack Obama put American forces in Yemen “as an effort to share intelligence and provide logistical assistance, including aerial refueling, to a coalition of Arab countries led by Saudi Arabia.”

I guess now the Democrats hate war since a Democrat no longer occupies the White House. The House “invoked the rarely used War Powers Act to curb the president’s executive power to wage war without congressional approval.” That act allows Congress “to compel the removal of military forces absent a formal declaration of war.”

Trump will likely veto the resolution. The president “has resisted congressional efforts to punish Riyadh for the killing, citing his close relationship with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the longstanding security alliance between the two countries on counterterrorism.”


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Republicans had two bloody years to do things like this. Yet here they are. Again. Playing the same old tired tune. And we’re to sing along. Like Idiots? Good grief. WTF

Lets divorce the Khashoggi virtue signaling and self-satisfied horsepuckey from the reality which envelops our world.

Iran’s Shia led theocratic fascist state is fomenting discord in Yemen to undermine authoritarian-Sunni monarchy House of Sauds interests in the region. Khashoggi was acting as the Iranian foreign Minister’s western based aid-de-camp and propaganda agent under the aegis of Washington Post Journalist (EU-US anti-Jewish progressivist globalism).

If Turkish reports are true? Then it’s pretty obvious that a group of wannabe be Saudi-based assassins watched Pulp Fiction and Snatch and decided to murder Khashoggi in the most disturbing, grisly fashion possible.

This IS safe for work.

Khashoggi is not our plucky hero. He was an agent of the Iranian state running an Operation. He chose his path. He was murdered for it. I don’t approve it. It’s the way of the world. Yeah. Cold shower of reality and all that. But it’s true

What is wrong with these people? Do they want Yemen to become an Iranian possession? Do they want the Houthis to rule there? If not, then there are only two alternatives: let the Saudis fight them, or else send US forces to fight them.

US forces will certainly fight with due respect for the laws of war and human rights and all that good stuff. The Saudis won’t; we know that. So which alternative would you pick. Me, I’d rather have the Saudis do the fighting, their way, and let them be responsible for their atrocities. I doubt any of these people think we did the wrong thing in arming the USSR during WW2. What’s the difference?

    If it is so important, then why doesn’t Israel help with IDF troops?
    Why does it always have to be American blood and treasure to fix everything even when it is 10,000 miles away?
    What threat is Yemen to the USA?
    Should we invade and depose MBS over Kashoggi? Oh, he’s an ally…

    I’m all for spending on Yemen – if it is deducted from the aid we send to Egypt, Israel, and Saudi Arabia.

    Oh, and Erdogon in Turkey, but they’re part of NATO.

    China is doing worse things including now adding crematoria to their reeducation “camps”, who did that again? Do we care about China’s wholesale evils?

    We are hypocritical, insane, and have all kinds of double standards. I’m not even sure what we are trying to do anything principled anymore. We are killing ourselves with debt and we can’t even do a decent job of taking care of our Veterans.

    Adventurism ceases to be fun when you run out of other people’s money and blood.

      Milhouse in reply to tz. | April 7, 2019 at 3:29 am

      What the ***** has it got to do with Israel? Why would Israel get involved? It makes no difference to Israel which set of antisemites run Yemen.

The National Socialist Party is just showing it’s true colors and bigotry. Sadly, far too many of the Jewish faith in this country ignore the blatant acts of Anti-Semitic behavior of the left and vote for them. I do not understand how they can see these acts and believe it does not and will not affect them.

The left is becoming more evil by the day, and the media works overtime to make excuses for them, while being a 24/7 attack machine. Goebbels would have loved having such a strong propaganda machine as the National Socialists of this country enjoys.

When are people going to realize the Demon-rat party has been hijacked by Satan Worshipers, Commies, Socialists and Jihads!

Kevin McCarthy has surfaced. Nice of him.

Has he been studying boehnerism?

The GOP leadership sucks beyond description. FIRE THEM.