Ilhan Omar just released a joint statement with Andre Carson and Rashida Tlaib, the two other Muslim representatives in the House, claiming victory after the resolution vote against ‘all hate’ passed the House.
In the statement they praise the historic resolution that condemned bigotry and hate against Muslims:
Our nation is having a difficult conversation, but we believe this is great progress. pic.twitter.com/gSua9a8mki
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) March 7, 2019
Notice that she doesn’t even apologize for her own anti-Semitic remarks in the statement. They all just pretend as though she never made these comments, which were the genesis of this resolution in the first place.
If I were a Jewish Democrat like Elliot Engels, I’d be pretty incensed over this. Instead of condemning her anti-Semitism, the resolution was so watered down that she could actually vote for it and then use it like this to claim victory, as if she was the victim in all of this.