Now that there is no longer any way to hide that the Democrats have become a haven for anti-Semites, President Trump weighed in on the controversy that has engulfed the party over freshman Rep Ilhan Omar and her penchant for Jew-bashing.
The Somalian congresswoman from Minneapolis has been dishing out anti-Semitic tweets and engaging in rhetoric that often seems to be cribbed directly from Hitler’s Mein Kampf for years now but with more focus on the Dems’ ties to hatemongers like Louis Farrakhan as well as the revelation that the Women’s March is run by Jew-haters, she finally crossed the line.
Omar picked a fight with the powerful American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) which is an organization that fights back and doesn’t take any crap from the likes of Omar.
One of the organizations that has nearly unanimous bipartisan support (with the exception of the socialists, Congressional Black Caucus and other Jew-haters with ties to Louis Farrakhan) and carries a really big stick in Washington, the attack on AIPAC resulted in even Nancy Pelosi issuing a lame-assed condemnation of Omar although she refused to remove the anti-American Muslim from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Rep. Omar even apologized but it was clearly insincere, self-centered and done so only to cover her own miserable ass.
On Tuesday, Trump lowered the boom:
President Trump on anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) "Her lame apology, and that's what it was, it was lame, and she didn't mean a word of it, was just not appropriate. I think she should resign from Congress." pic.twitter.com/ZLFwDOttqa
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 12, 2019
President Trump on Tuesday called on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) to resign or be barred from serving on congressional committees as punishment for her remarks on Israel that were criticized as anti-Semitic.
“Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress,” Trump said during a Cabinet meeting at the White House. “And I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.”
Omar apologized on Monday for comments the previous day suggesting that U.S. support for the Jewish state is the result of money flowing from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), an influential pro-Israel lobbying group. In her apology she said her “intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole.”
The president said Omar’s comments are “deep seated in her heart” and called her apology “lame.”
Vice President Mike Pence also blasted Omar:
.@IlhanMN tweets were a disgrace & her apology was inadequate. Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress, much less the Foreign Affairs Committee. Those who engage in anti-Semitic tropes should not just be denounced, they should face consequences for their words.
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) February 13, 2019
But Nancy will stand by her – until she says something that is so egregious that she has no other choice.