Democratic divide over Omar’s remarks tests Pelosi’s ability to unify caucus – Laredo Morning Times

The focus is again on Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, and remarks about “loyalty” to Israel. After leadership signaled a willingness to advance a softly worded resolution related to anti-Semitism, Omar’s allies rallied to her defense and accused Pelosi’s leadership team of inappropriately singling out the Somali refugee.Led by Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez , D-N.Y., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., fellow freshman Democrats, Omar’s defenders sidelined the original resolution, and now leaders are cobbling together a broader draft that would oppose many forms of offensive actions.It may seem trivial – a nonbinding resolution expressing opposition to intolerance of all kinds – but this is a critical test for leadership to bring the caucus back together.After Wednesday’s

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