Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has been slapped with the charge that she’s anti-Semitic. Maybe that’s because she keeps peddling talking points that are…anti-Semitic. This isn’t the first time. She said Israel had hypnotized the world in 2012, something that led her to a little sit-down with local Jewish leaders in her state, According to Town Hall.
Now, they’re reportedly not treating her with kid gloves anymore. We’ll see what happens there, but there’s a pattern here. Her “all about the Benjamins” tweet concerning AIPAC and contributions reeked of anti-Semitism, and she was forced to issue a non-apology apology over the matter. Now, we have dual loyalty.
One of the top Democrats in the House of Representatives, James Clyburn of South Carolina, invoked the Holocaust to downplay Rep. Ilhan Omar’s overt anti-Semitism, ILMF reports:
Clyburn came to Omar’s defense Wednesday, lamenting that many of the media reports surrounding the recent controversy have omitted mentioning that Omar, who was born in Somalia, had to flee the country to escape violence and spent four years in a Kenyan refugee camp before coming to the United States.
Her experience, Clyburn argued, is much more empirical — and powerful — than that of people who are generations removed from the Holocaust, Japanese internment camps during World War II and the other violent episodes that have marked history.
“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.”
Holy crap, he WENT THERE?!
I guess we shouldn’t be too surprised. After all, Clayburn is an active Clinton supporter:
South Carolina native and Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN, Nikky Haley, responded on TTwitter immediately:
“So very disappointed in Mr. Clyburn’s comments. Many of us have felt pain as a minority. All groups have painful pasts. Please don’t suddenly make one minority group’s pain more justified or personal than another’s.”
“It is shameful that House Democrats won’t take a stronger stand against Anti-Semitism in their conference,” Trump tweeted Wednesday. “Anti-Semitism has fueled atrocities throughout history and it’s inconceivable they will not act to condemn it!”