Democrats finally passed their supposed anti-hate resolution on Thursday, but not before watering it down to the point where it didn’t even mention far left Rep. Ilhan Omar, who was the main reason for passing it.
In the hours that followed, Democrat leaders bent over backwards making excuses for Omar.
The Hill reports:
Pelosi defends Omar: ‘I feel confident’ she is not anti-Semitic
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) defended embattled Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Thursday amid the ongoing controversy over recent remarks by the freshman lawmaker that have been widely condemned as anti-Semitic.
Pelosi said Omar’s comments invoking the anti-Semitic “dual loyalty” trope were insensitive, but are no indication that Omar — one of two Muslim women to join Congress this year — harbors ill feelings towards Jewish people.
“I don’t think that the congresswoman perhaps appreciates the full weight of how it was heard by other people, although I don’t believe it was intended in an anti-Semitic way,” Pelosi told reporters at the Capitol. “But the fact is, if that’s how it was interpreted, we have to remove all doubt.”
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Rep. Ilhan Omar: "I do not believe that she understood the full weight of the words… I feel confident that her words were not based on any anti-Semitic attitude." https://t.co/2tTkGreU0p pic.twitter.com/3ySPAwUUVV
— The Hill (@thehill) March 7, 2019
Pelosi wasn’t alone. Rep. James Clyburn downplayed Holocaust survivors to defend Omar.
FOX News reports:
Ilhan Omar’s experience ‘more personal’ than Jews whose parents survived the Holocaust: Dem congressman
Congressman James Clyburn, D-S.C., defended freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Wednesday by saying her experience was “more personal” than Jews whose parents survived the Holocaust.
Clyburn argued Omar’s experience “is much more empirical — and powerful — than that of people who are generations removed from the Holocaust, Japanese internment camps during WWII and the other violent episodes that have marked history,” according to a report in The Hill.
“I’m serious about that. There are people who tell me, ‘Well, my parents are Holocaust survivors.’ ‘My parents did this.’ It’s more personal with her,” Clyburn said.
“I’ve talked to her, and I can tell you she is living through a lot of pain.”
Omar has been condemned by members of both parties for alleged anti-Semitic comments during her time in Congress while addressing Israel.
What a farce.
Ilhan Omar has shown America exactly who she is through her repeated remarks.