Linda Sarsour, co-leader of the embattled Women’s March, attacked Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as Home Democrats prepare a resolution condemning antisemitism following blowback from Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) newest anti-semitic remarks.
Omar became the center of controversy after suggesting last week that lawmakers are pressed by pro-Israel groups to take a promise of ” obligation to a foreign nation.”
” I desire to ask, ‘Why is it OKAY for me to discuss the impact of the [National Rifle Association], or fossil fuel markets or Huge Pharma, and not speak about a powerful lobbying group that is affecting policy?'” the Minnesota Democrat asked during a forum at a bookstore with fellow freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
A few of Omar’s allies are furious with the latest attempt by Democrats to penalize the freshman congresswoman for her repeated antisemitism.
” Nancy is a normal white feminist upholding the patriarchy doing the grunt work of powerful white guys,” Sarsour wrote in a blistering Facebook post. “God prohibited the men are disturbed– no concerns, Nancy to the rescue to stroke their egos.”
Late Tuesday evening, Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) revealed the resolution condemning antisemitism was updated to consist of language condemning “Islamophobia.” The text was added following an outcry of assistance from Omar in your home.
The freshman congresswoman has yet to talk about the resolution, which is anticipated to be revealed Thursday.
Home Foreign Affairs Committee chairmanEliot Engel( D-NY) scoldedOmarlast Friday for suggesting that pro-Israel political leaders hold “obligation to a foreign country” and required the freshman congresswoman apologize for her “disgusting antisemitic slur.”
” I welcome dispute in Congress based upon the benefits of policy, but it’s undesirable and deeply offending to call into concern the loyalty of fellow American citizens because of their political views, consisting of assistance for the U.S.-Israel relationship,” Engel stated in a declaration. “Her comments were outrageous and deeply hurtful, and I ask that she retract them, apologize, and commit to making her case on policy concerns without turning to attacks that have no place in the Foreign Affairs Committee or your house of Representatives,” the New York City Democrat continued.
Even if Omar says sorry yet once again, the wheels remain in motion to recruit a main challenger to run versus her in 2020.
” She is quickly making herself a pariah in Congress, instead of a reliable agent for her constituents,” state Sen. Ron Latz said of Omar’s current remarks concerning Israel.
Months prior, Omar excused a 2012 tweet in which she claimed Israel had “hypnotized” the world and committed ” evil doings.”
In recent weeks, the Minnesota Democrat said sorry for suggesting the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) allurements Republican legislators into supporting the Jewish state. She only did so after Home Democrat leadership released a declaration of condemnation and contacted her to apologize.