Rep. Omar introduces pro-BDS movement resolution

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Following a controversial back and forth with President Trump that ended in the House condemning the President’s tweets telling four Congresswomen to “go back” to where they came from, Minnessota Rep. Ilhan Omar (D) has introduced a resolution supporting the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

In a statement, Rep. Omar explained that “we are introducing a resolution… to really speak about the American values that support and believe in our ability to exercise our First Amendment rights in regard to boycotting.”

She added that the resolution is also “an opportunity for us to explain why it is we support a nonviolent movement, which is the BDS movement.”