WASHINGTON, D.C. – Only one of New Jersey’s twelve members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted against Wednesday’s resolution to condemn the anti-Israel “BDS” boycott.
Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D, NJ-12) joined 16 other House members in refusing to condemn the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (popularly known as “BDS”).
The resolution was designed to oppose the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement which is associated with rabidly anti-Semitic opinions and forces.
Bonnie apparently found that offensive. Somehow.
An overwhelming majority in the Democrat-dominated chamber (398) voted in favor of the resolution.
How extreme of a take was Bonnie’s vote? Watson Coleman was joined in her slim minority voting bloc by Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar, New York’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib (3 of 4 “Squad” members), all of whom have demonstrated strong anti-Semitic opinions in recent weeks. Even the Squad’s fourth member – Ayanna Pressley of Michigan – broke with her allies to support the resolution.