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Hoyer says AIPAC remarks were 'misinterpreted'
"'During his speech, Hoyer said he "stand[s] with Israel, proudly and unapologetically," adding, 'When someone accuses American supporters of Israel of dual loyalty, I say: Accuse me.' The statement was widely interpreted as a rebuke of Omar, who said in February that she wanted 'to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is okay for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country.'"


Prepared Remarks for AIPAC Annual Policy Conference

"What weakens us, though, is when, instead of engaging in legitimate debate about policies, someone questions the motives of his or her fellow citizens or tries to silence others through exclusion, disenfranchisement, or fear."
Hoyer: MD-5 since 1981. Yes, that cracker has been warming a seat for 38 years.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Mar 25th, 2019 at 09:51:05 PM EST
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Senator from unofficial 51st State speaks out
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday pushed back against comments made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who had drawn bipartisan criticism after saying that politicians' support for Israel was "all about the Benjamins."

"From this Benjamin, it's not about the Benjamins," Netanyahu said in a speech delivered through a video call at a conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). "The reason...is not because they want our money. It's because they share our values."

"It's because America and Israel share a love of freedom and democracy. It's because we cherish individual rights and the rule of law." he added in a speech laden with praise for President Trump. "We don't judge people by the color of their skin, their religion or their sexual orientation."

O Rly?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Mar 26th, 2019 at 03:54:31 PM EST
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