House Republicans hold vote on support for Israel after Democrats comments on ‘racist’ state

The House will vote Tuesday on a Republican-led resolution reaffirming support for Israel, an implied rebuke from a leading Democrat who over the weekend called the country a “racist state” but slammed then excused. The resolution, presented by Rep. August Pfluger, R-Texas, does not mention the name of Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., but is clearly a response to her recent remarks on the Jewish state. The measure was drafted shortly after she criticized Israel and its treatment of Palestinians at a conference on Saturday.

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