Monday, February 11 2019

PELOSI Releases Weak Statement, Keeps Anti-Semite Ilhan Omar On Foreign Affairs Committee Featured

Written by Jim Hoft

A good Democrat.

Anti-Jew Democrat lawmaker Ilhan Omar continued her string of anti-Semitic tweets on Monday morning following a night of controversial statements.

Rep. Ilhan Omar has a record of radical statements and positions.

Ilhan Omar also called for a lenient sentence against an ISIS supporter in Minnesota just three years ago, in 2016.

And Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar blamed the US for the al-Shabab attack at a Kenyan mall killing nearly 70 people.

On Sunday Democrat Ilhan Omar tweeted out another anti-Semitic attack. Ilhan Omar responded to a Glenn Greenwald tweet with an anti-Semitic slur:

Ilhan Omar: It’s all about the Benjamins baby

Ilhan Omar then followed that up by retweeting something about a hook-nosed Jew.

Not yest finished… On Monday morning Ilhan Omar blamed Jewish billionaire donor for the backlash against her. Omar retweeted this…

On Monday Speaker Nancy Pelosi published a statement condemning Omar’s anti-Semitism but refused to remove her from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Disgraceful.

Omar’s Anti-Semitic Tweets Set Off a Bipartisan Firestorm

By Michele Blood | February 11, 2019

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) — elected to the House during the November 2018 midterms — posted a series of tweets on Sunday that influencers on both sides of the aisle quickly and roundly condemned as anti-Semitic.

Omar’s initial tweet that prompted an avalanche of condemnation from figures as disparate as Chelsea Clinton, Nikki Haley, and former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro suggested that the GOP’s support of Israel was driven by money.

“It’s all about the Benjamins, baby,” Omar wrote on Sunday, appending a musical note symbol.

“Benjamins” here appears, among other things, to be a reference to lyrics from a 1997 Puff Daddy rap song.

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Omar’s tweet was in response to a note from journalist Glenn Greenwald of the Intercept.

Greenwald’s own tweet seemed to accuse House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) of sacrificing Omar’s and her colleague Rashida Tlaib’s (D-Mich.) First Amendment rights for the sake of defending Israel.

“GOP leader Kevin McCarthy threatens punishment for @IlhanMN and @RashidaTlaib over their criticisms of Israel. It’s stunning how much time U.S. political leaders spend defending a foreign nation even if it means attacking [the] free speech rights of Americans,” Greenwald tweeted over the weekend.

He then attached a link to an article in Haaretz that described McCarthy’s intentions to hold Omar and Tlaib to account if their Democrat colleagues failed to do so.


Omar is one of two newly elected Muslim women serving in the House; Tlaib is the other. Both have come under fire recently for their alleged anti-Semitism.

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“If they do not take action I think you’ll see action from myself,” McCarthy told reporters on Friday, as multiple outlets reported. “This cannot sustain itself. It’s unacceptable in this country,” he also said.

“When they stay silent they’re just as guilty,” McCarthy said about Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democratic leaders who have failed to condemn Omar and Tlaib, as Roll Call noted.

Omar doubled down on her Israel-related remarks in a one-word tweet afterward that spoke volumes: “AIPAC,” she wrote.

AIPAC stands for American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a pro-Israel lobbying group.

Batya Ungar-Sargon of the Forward had chastised Omar for her repeated anti-Semitic tropes and asked whom Omar thought was paying off American politicians’ support of Israel.


AIPAC’s mission is to “strengthen, protect and promote the U.S.-Israel relationship in ways that enhance the security of the United States and Israel,” according to its website.

“We are proud that we are engaged in the democratic process to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship. Our bipartisan efforts are reflective of American values and interests. We will not be deterred in any way by ill-informed and illegitimate attacks on this important work,” AIPAC tweeted on Sunday.


The avalanche of condemnation for Omar’s remarks continued in the overnight hours of Sunday and into Monday.

Among the critics were Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), who coincidentally spoke at an AIPAC event on Sunday.

“Our support for a secure Israel as a beacon of democracy must remain unwavering. Proud to speak at @AIPAC’s Phoenix dinner last night about strengthening and deepening this alliance,” Sinema tweeted on Monday.

See also the tweets below on this issue.





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Michele Blood is a Flemington, New Jersey-based freelance writer and regular contributor to LifeZette.

This piece originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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Ilhan Omar apologizes for anti-Semitic tweets, says she’s ‘standing strong’

Rep. Ilhan Omar on Monday tweeted out an apology for posts a day earlier that were condemned as anti-Semitic — and will apparently face no further punishment from party leaders.

“Listening and learning, but standing strong,” she wrote on a post that included her apology.

“Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful to Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the powerful history of anti-Semitic tropes. My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole,” wrote Omar, a Somali-born Muslim.

“We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expected people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. This is why I unequivocally apologize.”

But she also said she believed in the point she was trying to make when she criticized the American Israel Public Affairs Committee for unduly influencing US politics.

“I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics, whether it be AIPAC, the NRA or the fossil fuel industry. It’s gone on too long and we must be willing to address it.

 

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