Democratic Rep. Karen Bass, the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, said she is “excited” about the new version of the House resolution to condemn anti-Semitism, which was updated to also condemn anti-Muslim discrimination and bigotry against minorities.
“I’m very excited about the way it finally turned out. I think it brought everybody together and I’m looking forward to moving forward after this is voted on and dispensed with,” Bass said today when asked what she thinks about the revised version.
Bass was one of the House Democrats who had previously argued that the resolution, which was originally written to focus on rejecting anti-Semitism, should be broader in scope, telling reporters yesterday, “we want to make clear that we make a stand against all forms of bigotry and hatred.”
Asked if the CBC had time to give the new version of the resolution its stamp of approval, Bass replied, “Well, yes. Yes. Yes. I think it’s going to be fine. I’m waiting – I haven’t heard back anything from members so that’s usually a good sign.”