Rep. Ilhan Omar has finally gone too far resulting in backlash from a dozen House Democrats after she compared the U.S. and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban.
The Minnesota congresswoman has never been held accountable for her anti-Semitic, America-hating rhetoric that has been effectively sanctioned by Democrat leaders. Speaker Nancy Pelosi refuses to condemn Omar, most likely out of fear of retaliation from The Squad.
However, a pack of rogue House members has now done what Pelosi won’t when they issued a statement on Wednesday rebuking the Squad member over a Monday tweet where she made the disgusting comparison.
According to Omar, “We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity. We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the US, Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban. I asked @SecBlinken where people are supposed to go for justice.”
The tweet came after she grilled Joe Biden’s spineless Secretary Of State Antony Blinken during a remote meeting of the House Foreign Affairs Committee while parroting terrorist talking points that accused Israel of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity.
We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban.
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) June 7, 2021
Jewish House Democrats have had to put up with Omar along with her fellow Squad members Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Their incendiary Twitter tirades during recent hostilities between Israel and the Palestinians have led to Jews being attacked on the streets of Biden’s America.
This time her antics were too much and resulted in the statement which while brief, still represents the growing disgust with Omar. This is a new development in a Democrat caucus that is normally in complete lockstep and has always had her back.
According to the statement:
“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.”
The Democrats who signed the statement which was issued through Rep. Brad Schneider of Illinois include Jake Auchincloss (MA), Ted Deutch (FL), Lois Frankel (FL), Josh Gottheimer (NJ), Elaine Luria (VA), Kathy Manning (NC), Jerrold Nadler (NY), Dean Phillips (MN), Kim Schrier (WA), Brad Sherman (CA) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL).
Outrage at Omar continues among House Republicans with Rep. Lee Zeldin of New York calling for her removal from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, a spot that she should have never been given in the first place.
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
It is unlikely that the statement by the dozen Dems will do anything to reign in the Somalia-born Omar. Despite her virulent anti-Semitism, her loathing for the nation that accepted her, and a boatload of ethics problems, she has only become more emboldened by Pelosi’s inaction.
More likely is that Omar and her fellow Squad members will continue to foment animosity against the Jewish community with their tweets accusing Israel of murdering babies. Any responsible leader would have ordered them to delete their social media accounts or face censure. However, they are allowed to operate with impunity by Madame Speaker.