Earlier today we told you about the anti-Semitic tweets from Muslim Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar from Minnesota.
Well now it looks like more and more Democratic politicians are starting to call her out (h/t: FreeBeacon)
My support for Israel is based on shared values and US nat’l security, not money. I’m disappointed that @IlhanMN is again tweeting dangerous and hurtful tropes.— Sean Patrick Maloney (@RepSeanMaloney) February 11, 2019
Rep. Omar’s tweet yesterday went too far. To suggest that pro-Israel support “Is all about the Benjamins,” and her follow up that she is referring to AIPAC, is not only inaccurate but conjures up the worst anti-Semitic stereotypes.— Tom Suozzi (@RepTomSuozzi) February 11, 2019
AIPAC is a not-for-profit that promotes US - Israel relations and specifically does not make donations to political campaigns.— Tom Suozzi (@RepTomSuozzi) February 11, 2019
My support for Israel is based upon our shared values, our national security interests, and the history of the region.
There is no place in our country for anti-Semitic comments. I condemn them whatever the source. To suggest members of Congress are “bought off” to support Israel is offensive and wrong. https://t.co/vYBVkBOOxS— Rep. Donna E. Shalala (@RepShalala) February 11, 2019
For nearly two weeks, Rep. @IlhanMN has avoided meeting with me to discuss why anti-Semitic tropes like these are hurtful to so many Americans. There is absolutely no place for this rhetoric in Congress -- or anywhere. https://t.co/0arhEAVyXO— Rep Josh Gottheimer (@RepJoshG) February 11, 2019
Our support for a secure Israel as a beacon of democracy must remain unwavering. Proud to speak at @AIPAC’s Phoenix dinner last night about strengthening and deepening this alliance. pic.twitter.com/784ZUO5Vfb— Kyrsten Sinema (@SenatorSinema) February 11, 2019
So that makes five Democrats in the House. Only 230 more to go!
Where is Pelosi?
As I was finishing this post, Kevin McCarthy just tweeted out a statement promising that he will take action against Omar since House leadership remains silent on her anti-Semitism:
In the face of Democrats' abdication of leadership, Republicans will take action this week to ensure the House speaks out against anti-Semitic hatred. We stand with Israel and the Jewish people. My full statement ↓ pic.twitter.com/57zpjiMd51
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) February 11, 2019
Pelosi and Democratic leadership have just put out a statement on Omar’s anti-Semitic slurs:
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) February 11, 2019
They are condemning her comments and calling on her to apologize for her statements.
Whether Congress will take official action I do not know, but I’d say probably not.