WASHINGTON, D.C.— Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after House Democrats voted down an amendment to condemn and oppose the BDS movement and all efforts to delegitimize Israel:

“Just weeks ago Democrats unanimously voted for an amendment condemning anti-Semitism on this same exact underlying bill, but today they won’t condemn the BDS movement that aims to delegitimize Israel. Democrats have no consistency. It’s simple: anti-Semitism is a vile ideology that deserves our condemnation and the State of Israel is our strongest ally in the Middle East that deserves our undivided support. 

“Democrat leaders claim to oppose the BDS movement, but won’t schedule a vote on S.1, which contains the Combatting BDS Act and the US-Israel Security Authorization Act, or a vote on Rep. Schneider and Rep. Zeldin’s bipartisan resolution condemning BDS and efforts to delegitimize Israel. Movements like the BDS campaign must be strongly opposed on a bipartisan basis. Democrats failed our strongest ally once again today.”