UPDATE: Pelosi and her leadership team join in criticizing Omar:
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A group of only twelve House Democrats released a statement last night condemning Ilhan Omar for comparing Israel to Hamas, suggesting she has a deep seated prejudice and that she’s giving cover to terrorist groups:
Group of House Democrats is out with a statement tonight condemning Ilhan Omar’s recent comments, saying they “give cover to terrorist groups.” pic.twitter.com/kDxSkb7OCi
— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) June 10, 2021
Equating the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban is as offensive as it is misguided. Ignoring the differences between democracies governed by the rule of law and contemptible organizations that engage in terrorism at best discredits one’s intended argument and at worst reflects deep-seated prejudice.
The United States and Israel are imperfect and, like all democracies, at times deserving of critique, but false equivalencies give cover to terrorist groups. We urge Congresswoman Omar to clarify her words placing the US and Israel in the same category as Hamas and the Taliban.
Wow, that’s actually a pretty good statement of condemnation coming from these Democrats. Color me shocked that they would actually write this.
If you are wondering to what they are referring, it was Omar’s comments from a couple of days ago in what appears to be a congressional hearing:
Omar claims that she’s seen no evidence that domestic courts will both prosecute war crimes and crimes against humanity, saying these crimes come from Israel’s security forces and Hamas as well as the Afghan national government and the Taliban.
Her moral equivalence and comparisons are disgusting because in the case of Israel, as you well know, they were only defending themselves against thousands of rockets fired by a terrorist group. There is a great difference between the two, as these twelve Democrats point out.
Here’s some reaction to the Democrat statement condemning Omar:
I'm glad that a few Democrats are calling out Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitism.
She should immediately be removed from her committees. https://t.co/mcQk4BIwGN
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) June 10, 2021
Ilhan Omar must be removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. She should have never been appointed to this Committee in the first place. https://t.co/NCOuJkhdq6
— Lee Zeldin (@RepLeeZeldin) June 10, 2021
More Democrats need to call her out. She’s an anti-Semite.
But why ask @IlhanMN to clarify her words?
If she clarifies more she’ll just start calling us “dirty, evil, murderous Jews.” She’s already *THIS* close to using slurs.
Do we need clarification? We know what she thinks. https://t.co/DryXBUB8ne
— (((Jason Rantz))) on KTTH Radio (@jasonrantz) June 10, 2021
I'm embarrassed for every Democrat who didn't sign this statement. These feckless cowards are too scared to stand up for what's right so they leave it to their Jewish colleagues who have no choice. https://t.co/74f13E2FjZ
— Batya Ungar-Sargon (@bungarsargon) June 10, 2021
They could…you know….join Republicans and strip Rep. Omar of her committees…just saying. https://t.co/LolpVqy2zw
— kaitlin, apparently not a conservative (@thefactualprep) June 10, 2021
That’s a great point by Kaitlin. But I doubt we’ll see that much courage coming from these Democrats. They probably won’t do anymore than they just did, asking for Omar to clarify her remarks.