On Thursday’s “MSNBC Live,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) reacted to Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) statement on the House’s reaction to statements made by Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) by stating Sanders is wrong, and “This is not about debate. This is about stereotypes.” Hoyer said, “I think that’s incorrect. I think he is correct that we don’t want to stifle debate. This is not about debate. This is about stereotypes. This is about language that has been used for a very long period of time to demean and discriminate against Jews, and other people. Because as you know, the resolution has been broadened. But I disagree with Senator Sanders that this is about free speech and about discussing policies, or frankly, the Netanyahu administration’s putting in its coalition a party that has clearly used racist and hate speech. We — I think that’s unfortunate, but having said that, this is not about that. This is not about debate. This is not about policy debates.” (h/t Grabien) Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

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