Thursday, March 07, 2019

Pelosi lets Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitism off the hook, doesn’t think it was "intended”

One of those so-called "rising stars" of the Democratic Party, US Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, has made many anti-Semitic comments. To offer cover, the Democrats in the House decided to draft a resolution to condemn anti-Semitism.

But the anti-Semitic wing of the Democratic Party--yes, there is such a thing--rebelled, now the Dems plant to issue a broader resolution to condemn all bigotry.

But as Andrew McCarthy noted on Twitter, "Brilliant point by @JonahNRO on @SpecialReport - Dems can’t agree on anti-Semitism condemnation because it’s not inclusive of other condemnable bigotry. But anyone who reacted to “Black Lives Matter” by daring to say ALL lives matter was condemned by Left as racially insensitive."

Yesterday House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dismissed criticism of Omar by claiming she didn't "intend" to make those anti-Semitic remarks.

At the very least Omar needs to be removed from her post on the House Foreign Relations Committee.

The president weighed in yesterday on Twitter, "It is shameful that House Democrats won’t take a stronger stand against Anti-Semitism in their conference. Anti-Semitism has fueled atrocities throughout history and it’s inconceivable they will not act to condemn it!"

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