Democrats try to shame GOP over White House Holocaust statement

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Democrats took to the House floor Tuesday to blast the White House for not mentioning Jewish people in its statement recognizing International Holocaust Remembrance Day Jan. 27.

"We need to restate the truth as clearly as we can — the White House was wrong on this. ... as the late Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel said while receiving the Congressional Gold Medal from President Reagan: 'It is true that not all the victims were Jews. But all the Jews were victims,'" said House Democratic Conference Chairman Joe Crowley, D-N.Y.

Led by Crowley, Democrats tried to force the House to vote on the resolution he introduced last week calling on the White House "to affirm that the Nazi regime targeted the Jewish people in its perpetration of the Holocaust." More than 100 House Democrats co-sponsored the measure.




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