Pramila Jayapal, chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, is now reportedly under fire from House Republicans over remarks she made last week in which she referred to Israel as a “racist state.”
It’s the most recent criticism of D.C. Representative Pramila Jayapal, who later apologized and even supported a Republican-sponsored motion declaring that Israel is not an apartheid or racist state.
It took place soon before the president of the nation, Herzog, spoke before a joint session of Congress.
Representatives Andy Ogles, R-Tenn., Randy Weber, R-Texas, and Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., submitted the censure resolution on Thursday.
It’s unclear at this time if House leaders plan to put it up for a vote. A request for comment from the office of Speaker Kevin McCarthy was not promptly fulfilled.
But if the GOP’s reaction to this week’s surge of progressive-led anti-Israel sentiment is any indicator, Republicans are probably ready to capitalize on the subject as it continues to show differences within the Democratic Party.
Her original remarks drew a rare censure from House Democratic leaders and received a letter signed by 43 of Jayapal’s colleagues who deemed the remarks “unacceptable.”
It also resulted in a House resolution endorsing Israel, which nine progressive Democrats opposed.