On December 5, the United States House of Representatives voted 311-14 on House resolution 894, “strongly condemning and denouncing the drastic rise of antisemitism in the United States and around the world” and proclaiming that anti-Zionism is anti-Semitism.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and only 11 other House reps voted NAY.

Rep. Veronica Escobar of El Paso abstained.


On October 17, only tens days after the Hamas attack on Israel, Escobar–very controversially–was one of seven US representatives calling for “an immediate ceasefire, or at minimum, a temporary cessation of all hostilities.”

On November 7, Escobar voted NAY on House Resolution 845, “Censuring Representative Rashida Tlaib for promoting false narratives regarding the October 7, 2023 Hamas attack on Israel and for calling for the destruction of the state of Israel.” It passed 234-188.

On November 30, Escobar voted against HR 5961, preventing Iran from receiving $6 billion held in South Korea that had been unfrozen by the U.S. in a prisoner swap. It passed 307-119.

Escobar has stated publicly many times that she is a strong supporter of Israel, but then there are her votes…

PHOTO CREDIT: Michaela Román, The Prospector.