Democrats have circled the wagons around Rep. Ilhan Omar and are excusing her anti-Semitic statements as either ignorance or an attempt to start a discussion on America’s ties to Israel. Some party members did succeed, however, in convincing her to delete her tweet saying Republican efforts to punish her were “All about the Benjamins baby.” In other words, the GOP members of Congress had been bought off by AIPAC.
How do we know she was referring to AIPAC? Because she posted a follow-up tweet reading simply, “AIPAC,” apparently not knowing that AIPAC isn’t a PAC and doesn’t fund campaigns.
Thinks might be a little awkward now for Sen. Chuck Schumer, who has been confirmed as a speaker at AIPAC’s 2019 Policy Conference. Omar already has the unwashed masses picking up pitchforks and torches, and now Schumer’s going to have to deal with it.
CONFIRMED ✔: Senate Democratic Leader @SenSchumer will speak at the 2019 AIPAC Policy Conference.
— AIPAC (@AIPAC) March 6, 2019
Omg the replies
— A (@Aposter1228) March 6, 2019
Yes, the replies.
I’m very sorry for your lack of influence in Washington.
— Virgil Texas (@virgiltexas) March 7, 2019
Color me shocked
— Free DJ Wilson (@DapLajoie) March 7, 2019
— Alexander Mariani (@AlexanderMaria9) March 7, 2019
Omar was right.
— Dennis Blighter (@BlighterDennis) March 7, 2019
"It's all about the Benjamins"
— Fahad Shakeel (@FahadShakeel_) March 7, 2019
Sen Chuck Schumer (D-Israel) . Rep Omar is right.
— Jon Adams (@jonsherred) March 7, 2019
— The Jon T Love Machine (@TheJonTLoveMac1) March 7, 2019
Can't wait to primary Chuck Schumer.
— andydna (@13andydna31) March 7, 2019
The Democratic Party deserves better leadership. https://t.co/TKFjowgKAy
— Robert (@Scaletail) March 6, 2019
It’s unfortunate your little PAC couldn’t get someone with more influence.
— Dirty Purse (@MyPurseIsDirty) March 7, 2019
for a plucky little outsider lobbying group with no resources or influence, this is quite a coup!
— Archtype (@Archtype) March 7, 2019
"AIPAC isn't a powerful lobbying group!" https://t.co/z3b9VxMEz2
— Aidan Smith🌹 (@55Counties) March 7, 2019
Is he getting lots of $$$ from this? 🤔
— For Righteousness (@FoRighteousness) March 6, 2019
all about the benjamins baby.
— Bryan (@songisdaggers) March 7, 2019
Please AIPAC dis-invite Schumer.
— Hawkeye005 (@Hawkeye005) March 7, 2019
look, Chuck doesn't just go to conferences hosted by a lobbying organization representing a foreign government that is an international pariah due to decades of well-documented war crimes and violations of international law because they pay him. He goes because it's fun!
— DSA Blanquist Caucus🌹 (@DSABlanquists) March 7, 2019
Shocked. The guy who’s been making excuses for Israel treating Palestinians like garbage for years and blaming every problem in Gaza on Palestine will happily speak at the Israel lobbying conference that yields massive influence on US foreign policy-this is what @IlhanMN meant
— Bidonkules 🐘🦒🦓🐬🐒🐢🐐 (@bidonkules) March 6, 2019
This is shameful.@SenSchumer: this is a giant campaign event for Netanyahu two weeks before Israeli national elections. Your presence is tacit support for an Israeli government that embraces violent, far right extremism.
Do Israelis and Palestinians a favor: stay home. https://t.co/lGjbm93FUp
— Nathan Hersh (@nathanhersh) March 6, 2019
Chuck I know you feel you have to kiss up to these guys but really!
— Sandbag7 (@Sandbag75) March 7, 2019
— Lynne Jackier (@YourNeighbor57) March 7, 2019
Disgusting, this is the idiot that lost us senate seats, this is a joke. I’m questioning my democratic voting, this guy is epitome of garbage.
— Adam (@themanmuhib) March 6, 2019
— F.B. Jeffers0n (@FBJeffers0n) March 6, 2019
Is it antisemitic if I point out he might be influenced by attending
— Kissinger Is Not Your Friend (@RoseAJacob) March 7, 2019
Can’t wait to just BOO this man uncontrollably!!
— Daniel Tawil (@DTawil1) March 6, 2019
There are plenty of reasons to boo Chuck Schumer, but this isn’t one of them.
— John Willow (@JohnathonWillow) March 6, 2019
LIBERALS POUNCE! Rep. Ilhan Omar's AIPAC/'It's all about the Benjamins' tweets were so bad even Chelsea Clinton called her out for it https://t.co/9WRoORKLdh
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 11, 2019