Democrats led by Nancy Pelosi and her refusal to hold Rep. Ilhan Omar accountable for her latest outrageous remarks once again prove that the party of JFK and FDR no longer exists.
Omar ignited a firestorm of outrage last week when she compared the U.S. and Israel to terrorist organizations Hamas and the Taliban. She also accused the two countries of unthinkable atrocities and crimes against humanity.
It was just the latest in Omar’s long series of smears of the Jewish state and this time it was a bridge too far, resulting in calls for her removal from the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee. She is obviously unfit for this position, yet she was given it over senior caucus members as a reward from Pelosi.
There was also the rare rebuke from her fellow Democrats led by twelve Jewish House members who issued a statement calling for her to clarify her remarks. Omar counterattacked by playing the victim and accusing the lawmakers of Islamophobia.
Pelosi once again defended the Somali-born congresswoman, on Friday making it clear that there would be no consequences in response to questions from reporters. Not only did Madame Speaker give Omar another pass but she later slipped up and confessed that she had actually thanked the virulent anti-Semite. This is an incredible admission that amounts to Pelosi’s official seal of approval.
Pelosi’s gaffe came during a Sunday morning appearance on CNN’s “State Of The Union” where she spewed the usual word salad of lies and talking points to host Dana Bash.