We all know that back in February, freshman congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez declared on stage, “I’m the boss!” — but if you ask us, it’s freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar who has the House Democrats on a leash. None of them dares criticize her, and they were so afraid to censure her for her anti-Semitic comments they passed a resolution condemning Islamophobia instead.
Ocasio-Cortez has already clashed with Speaker Nancy Pelosi: she visited her office only to lead a climate change protest, and Pelosi brushed off her Green New Deal as a “green dream.” She also clashed with Pelosi over Pelosi’s condemnation of Omar’s comments about Israel.
So there was no love lost when Speaker Pelosi broke ranks with other Democrats and not only spoke at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference, but condemned the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.
Omar Criticizes Pelosi for Condemning BDS at AIPAC https://t.co/i5Gx4gJC5B
— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) March 26, 2019
“We must also be vigilant against bigoted or dangerous ideologies masquerading as policy, and that includes BDS,” Pelosi said at AIPAC.
Omar, a vocal supporter of sanctions against Israel, responded later in the day by telling reporters on Capitol Hill that the BDS movement was an exercise of free speech.
“A condemnation for people that want to exercise their First Amendment rights is beneath any leader, and I hope that we find a better use of language when we are trying to speak as members of Congress that are sworn to protect the Constitution,” Omar said.
No one is trying to deprive Omar of her free speech rights; by all means, she should be loud and proud with her anti-Semitism.
Aww, but they're such Rolling Stone cover BFFs
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) March 26, 2019
Yeah, they all looked so chummy there.
Omar has already won this battle within the Democratic Party
— Nick M (@NickAtNight128) March 26, 2019
There is no way Omar is going to be able to hide her contempt for Israel with the current situation.
— Phillip Brady (@pwbrady3) March 26, 2019
Better yet, Republicans have made rumblings about putting a resolution against the BDS movement to a vote. That’ll be fun.
— commonsense (@commonsense258) March 26, 2019
Looks like yes, yes she is
— B (@Texan__Pride) March 26, 2019
She is brazen.
— debbietheriault (@tibbetts_debbie) March 26, 2019
Wow. Brazen. Pelosi runs the show.
— Deb (@HisKYGirl56) March 26, 2019
— B (@Texan__Pride) March 26, 2019
Lol…who is leading who?
— Rudy Angst (@RudyAngst) March 26, 2019
OH BOY!!!! She justed opened a can of beans I dont think she should have opened!!! Think it's time that this woman is put into her place! By being kicked off the foreign affairs committee and eventually voted out of office!
— jayson keith (@jaysonkeith6) March 26, 2019
— adam (@adame534) March 26, 2019
Cat fight pic.twitter.com/yQveKwsPNT
— Delia Payne?? (@meemaw2013) March 26, 2019
Isreal is an ally of USA. BDS is a product of CAIR and other anti Israeli organizations. Omar is an anti-Semitic and supporter of CAIR. Unfortunately, she is now pushing her agenda in congress, and thankfully, they're not having it. Vote her out in 2020!
— cathy church (@ChurchCathy) March 26, 2019
Damn! @SpeakerPelosi you have zero control of the young democrats!
— IT’S RACE DAY (@MikeJorgensen5) March 26, 2019
True. We never thought we’d see the day, but here it is. The freshmen are running the show and have nothing but contempt for the establishment, even in their own party.
Democrats started the identity politics. It would be karma for that to be what kills the party. Can't be the party of Islam and Judaism. Sooner or later Democrats are going to have to pick a side and lose a voting block.
— Leah Kostiuk (@KostiukLeah) March 26, 2019
I can't believe they haven't had more division because, well how does that work when they have feminists supporting islam. How does that work, to me that is just insane.
— Dennis Burt Nationalist (@DennBurt) March 26, 2019
This is what you get when you coddle an anti-semite. Great Job Democrats! You show who's in charge of you party. pic.twitter.com/Fh2EuCjILb
— CW (@circuscatch) March 26, 2019
Hilarious. Pelosi must be chewing her cud like crazy.
— buck-Not Tired of Winning. Nationalist. ?? (@cliffhangernlv) March 26, 2019
How crazy is it that we’re rooting for Nancy Pelosi?
'Whose party is it?' Will Nancy Pelosi let Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez get away with this smack-talk? https://t.co/q7atawWIVB
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 5, 2019