A bi-partisan measure aimed at rooting out anti-Semitism on college campuses has unanimously passed the United States Senate, and a similar problem is being dealt with in the House.
The bi-partisan Anti-Semitism Awareness Act was introduced by those on both sides of the political divide in the Senate – Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.).
The legislation was introduced in response to the growing number of anti-Semitic incidents that have been reported on college campuses nationwide.
During a recent television appearance on the Republican representative from South Carolina asserted that lawmakers must be clear what anti-Semitism is.
"Behind this move is the fact that we do not have a universal definition of anti-Semitism,” Scott contended while being interviewed on the Fox News Channel. “We have to make sure that we have a clear definition that colleges will use, and at the same time, the bill also protects freedom of speech.”
He then noted how the bipartisan battle on Capitol Hill has further complicated things.
“Certainly, you see the raucous in the House that the far-left has taken over the party,” Scott noted. “My hope is that in the Senate, we'll continue to work on this issue of anti-Semitism in a bi-partisan fashion."
Scott pointed out that if the newly proposed legislation is passed by the House and signed into law by the president, the United States Department of Education would be able to use the State Department's definition of what constitutes an anti-Semitic act to assist in investigating illegal discrimination on college campuses.
Cleaning up House?
While Washington tries to take care of the anti-Semitic mess on America’s college campuses, an outside effort has been launched to clean up bias against Israel within the House.
This campaign is being led by the head of a pro-Israel ministry, who is taking Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to task for pledging to oppose anti-Semitism while not doing anything about one of the most virulent anti-Semites in Congress.
During an address before the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee 2019 conference, Pelosi expressed her support for Israel and called it a bi-partisan issue – even though some Democrats running in the 2020 presidential campaign boycotted the event.
During her speech, Pelosi addressed the subject of anti-Semitism.
"I simply declare to be anti-Semitic is to be anti-American,” the House speaker insisted. “It has no place in our country."
Proclaiming Justice to the Nations Founder Laurie Cardoza-Moore asked Pelosi why she has tolerated blatant anti-Semitism in Congress at the hands of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) – who came to the Gopher State years ago as a Muslim Somali refugee.
"You have on your desk a letter from Proclaiming Justice to the Nations – from Laurie Cardoza-Moore – asking you to pull this woman,” Cardoza-Moore pointed out to the Democratic leader. “She needs to be removed. She needs to be impeached from the House of Representatives. She has no business serving in Congress.”
The pro-Israel leader stressed Omar’s anti-American conduct while serving in office as an elected official.
“Not only is she an anti-Semite, but also, she is speaking for Muslim front groups in the United States – in the United States of America – and helping these groups raise money,” Cardoza-Moore asserted. “No … Ilhan Omar has to go!"