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2nd District VA Congresswoman Elaine Luria Concerned About Anti-Semitic Tropes

Second District Virginia Democratic Congresswoman Elaine Luria helped launch a letter-writing campaign to the House speaker, expressing concern about anti-Semitism among new House members and got results. Congresswoman Luria is Jewish said she was alarmed by what she considered anti-Semitic comments from new Muslim colleagues and urged Speaker Pelosi to denounce the rhetoric and take action to stop it. It followed yesterday’s comment by freshman Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Twitter that American politicians are influenced by a powerful pro-Israel lobby, and their money. Today, Pelosi and House Democratic leaders called on Omar to apologize, she said she had spoken with Omar and they have as she put it, “agreed to move forward as we reject anti-Semitism in all forms.”