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House approves motion condemning anti-Semitism
The House overwhelmingly approved a motion on Wednesday that adds language condemning anti-Semitism to a bill that would cut off U.S. support for the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen.
The vote comes days after freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) stoked controversy with a tweet linking U.S. lawmaker support for Israel to money.
Omar has apologized for the comments, though not for a separate tweet that criticized the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
She has ripped Trump over his criticism, saying he has "trafficked in hate [his] entire life."
The motion on anti-Semitism passed with 424 votes, after GOP lawmakers requested a roll call vote.
The motion states that "it is in the national interests of the United States to combat anti-Semitism at home and abroad. With an unfortunate rise in anti-Semitism and attempts to delegitimize Israel, the United States House of Representatives must emphasize the importance of combating anti-Semitism and reject all movements that deny Israel's right to exist."
The underlying legislation on the Yemen war is also expected to be approved, despite opposition from the White House.