Rep. Ilhan Omar’s comments about 9/11 have sparked national outrage. Many people are also wondering why she has any business serving on the Foreign Affairs Committee.
One group is planning a protest in New York to put pressure on Chuck Schumer.
The Daily Wire reports:
Group Planning NY Rally Urging Schumer To Get Ilhan Omar Off Foreign Affairs Committee
A group called The Coalition to Get Ilhan Omar off the Foreign Affairs Committee is holding a rally on May 19 titled “Operation: Schumer’s Doorstep.”
The group states: “The Coalition seeks to mobilize Americans of all political, ethnic and religious backgrounds who are concerned about Rep. Ilhan Omar’s continuing presence on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The Coalition’s first goal is to enlist (through all reasonable means of persuasion granted by the Constitution) Senator Schumer in the cause. The event will be part peaceful protest, prayer vigil, and press conference.”
The rally will be held outside Schumer’s building by Prospect Park in Brooklyn.
The group counsels, “We’d like people of faith to lead a prayer calling for Schumer to gain the courage of his convictions so that from this moment on, the senator will fight with every fiber of his being to drive Omar off the committee. We pray for him to become the Shomer he has always said he is.”
Schumer has boasted in the past that he is a “Shomer,” which is the Hebrew word for guardian.
In 2010, he told a Jewish radio show, “My name, as you know, comes from a Hebrew word. It comes from the word shomer, which means guardian.
Omar has become a disaster for Democrats. They know her comments were indefensible, which is why they have gone on offense to defend her. It’s not going to work.
As Breitbart notes:
Pinkerton: Ilhan Omar Is a Game-Changer for Democrats—and Not in a Good Way
My bet is that most Democrats would rather be talking about healthcare than Rep. Ilhan Omar, the by-now-notorious Democrat from Minnesota.
This wager is based on a simple enough axiom: It’s best to fight on your strong issues, not your weak ones. Or, as the ancient Roman military strategist Vegetius wrote of the general who wants to win: “He must consider the field of battle and judge whether the ground is more advantageous for him or his enemy.” …
But not every plan happens. Now, instead, the Democrats are confronted with a much different issue, being fought on much less advantageous terrain—in the form of Omar. This is, of course, the nature of anything in human affairs; be it politics, or warfare—things change. As another famous military strategist, Helmut von Moltke, put it, “No plan survives contact with the enemy.”
Omar is a disgrace to her office. The fact that some Democrats don’t see this is almost as shocking as her comments.