Dems begin slamming Democratic U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar for her anti-Semitic comments

By Molly Prince

Democratic New York Rep. Jerry Nadler condemned his Democratic colleague Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar on Monday for claiming Republicans’ support for Israel is bought by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

“It is deeply disappointing and disturbing to hear Rep. Ilhan Omar’s choice of words in her exchange with a journalist yesterday wherein she appears to traffic in old anti-semitic tropes about Jews and money,” Nadler said in a statement. “Her words are deeply hurtful and offensive, particularly as they build on previous comments she made about Jews ‘hypnotizing’ the world in support of Israel — another old trope born of hate-filled texts like the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.”

Omar is facing massive backlash after she quote-tweeted a link to an article by Haaretz where House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy threatened punishment against Omar and Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, America’s first two Muslim congresswomen; Omar and Tlaib have been embroiled in allegations of anti-Semitism.

Omar first commented on the tweet, saying “It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” and after she was pressed to clarify who she was referring to, she tweeted “AIPAC!”

The comments received swift condemnation from Congress members on both sides of the aisle, including from Nadler, a high-ranking Democrat who chairs the House Judiciary Committee.

“While of course our nation’s leaders are to debate the relative influence of a particular organization on our country’s policy-making process … there is an expectation of our leaders — particularly those with a demonstrated commitment to the cause of justice and equality — that they would be extremely careful not to treat into the waters of anti-Semitism or any other form of prejudice or hate,” Nadler continued. “Rep. Omar failed that test of leadership with these comments.”

“In this fragile moment in our nation’s history, we must all redouble our efforts to engage in policy debates in ways that respect the dignity and humanity of all people,” he said. “The strong bi-partisan support of Israel in this country is a hallmark of our nation’s commitment to the ideals of democracy and self-determination.”

While Omar has been in office for less than two months, she has been surrounded by numerous controversies. The freshman congresswoman defended anti-Israeli statements, such as ones invoking Allah to expose Israel’s “evil doings,” and she has come out in favor of the boycott and divestment from the state of Israel. She also was on the record implying that Israel is not a democracy and gave an interview to a host that called Israel “Jewish ISIS.”

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5 thoughts on “Dems begin slamming Democratic U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar for her anti-Semitic comments

  1. This new breed of Demonrat legislators are sure making a name for themselves,

    The insect with the flea blanket on her head should have never been able to run…
    She married her brother to illegally get him into the USA, she supports our enemy’s, isis, hammass, muzzie bro hood and the US hating palitards. I have no doubt if Andy Jackson were still Pres, he would ride on down the house of congress critters and permanently remove said omar. Demotwats should just change their moniker to ‘MericaHaters cause that’s
    what they are.

  2. I’m glad to see this Leftist fools in the spotlight for her rhetoric and should be reprimanded
    for her statements, just think if someone spoke about her beliefs !!

    I also like the new Socialist DemocRATs that are in the news, with there new deals free this
    free that for all …………….Socialist Sander should be proud !!

    The light at the end of the tunnel is, that people will wake up and see the foolishness and
    understand it’s all smoke & mirrors…….. Non-Affordable !!

    I hope the Left keeps playing there games trying to dismantle the current administration, with
    the economy, jobs, and business continue on the path it’s on ( record highs ) …..

    Well it will be Trump 2020 ……. Thank God !!

  3. Bring it on!
    The more idiots they put in office, the more people they will alienate, and Donald will be reelected handily.
    Maybe even some Vermonters will think before voting too.
    Anybody here see this wonderful 5-story tribute to Donald Trump–supposedly it was to make fun of him, but it looks great. I want a model for my yard: I LOVE IT!

  4. It’s good to see the Democratic Party finally attempting to “reel in” the liberal/progressive/socialist extremists that are creating so much political conflict in our nation. The Democrats are not the boogie man on the left, its the liberal extremists that are causing so much discourse in American politics.

    • Sorry to disagree, I think the majority of the democratic party have chosen the more socialist progressiveness as a way to beat Trump. The silent majority of the democratic party knows this is not the way but their voice is being drowned out. That is why Trump will be the best choice in 2020!!

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