Not ‘intentionally anti-Semitic’: Here’s Nancy Pelosi’s latest, LAMEST defense of Ilhan Omar

· March 7, 2019  
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The Democrats’ prolonged infighting about how to address anti-Semitic comments made by Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, is producing some pretty wild excuses from leaders who should know better.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was in full deflect-and-defend mode when asked by a reporter about the now-delayed resolution to address Omar’s recent comments. Pelosi said, “I don’t think this is just about comments by Congresswoman Omar, which I do not think were intentionally anti-Semitic.”

Apparently, despite the fact that Omar has faced repeated criticism for spouting off anti-Semitic tropes in the past, it was all … an accident? That goes beyond any kind of benefit of the doubt.

Then we also have the excuse offered by House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., that Omar’s experience is “more personal” than that of descendants of holocaust survivors, which doesn’t at all explain why she espouses anti-Semitic views in the first place.

Omar is a 37-year-old freshman member of Congress, not some clueless freshman college student regurgitating her favorite professor’s talking points at the Thanksgiving dinner table.

Democratic leadership is already taking a lot of criticism for how they’re handing this situation. These unbelievably flimsy excuses just make them look worse.


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Author: Nate Madden

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