As Twitchy reported, Rep. Ilhan Omar, surprising no one, jumped onto social media to defend her colleague Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who tried her hand at revisionist history by saying on a podcast that she found it calming to think that her Palestinian ancestors had provided “safe haven” for the Jews during World War II, when in reality Palestinian leaders allied themselves with Adolf Hitler, agreeing they had a common enemy.
Omar reacted to President Trump’s tweet by perpetuating the debunked and yet often-repeated Charlottesville hoax that had Trump praising neo-Nazis as “fine people.” And of course she couldn’t let Rep. Liz Cheney get away with tweeting a demand that Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer “finally take action against vile anti-Semitism in their ranks.” (Pelosi and Hoyer of course caved and accused the GOP of smearing Tlaib.)
Here’s Omar’s “clapback” to Cheney:
Give it up, we all know you never met a Muslim you didn’t want to vilify!
Your deep seeded hate and Islamophobia might be a tool to rally your base, but won’t get rid your colleagues. You just have to deal ??♀️ https://t.co/hMvvxLnmp5
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 13, 2019
You're an asshole.
— Chris Hynes (@realchrishynes) May 13, 2019
Resorting to “Islamophobia” when presented with direct quote https://t.co/TaBwW8PM2h
— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) May 13, 2019
Quoting @RashidaTlaib = Islamophobia
— Bigly Easter Worshipper (@markjohnsaylor) May 13, 2019
There’s the Islamophobia card being played, right on cue!! pic.twitter.com/Y8jeQABbXy
— Hum Spot (@humspot1) May 13, 2019
Oh yes, yes – Anyone who dare question or disagree with the great & powerful @IlhanMN or @RashidaTlaib are immediately labeled “islamaphobes.” WAKE UP PEOPLE. This is America where we are ALLOWED to question & criticize our elected officials for their blatant anti-American views
— ⭐️ ~ JR ~ ⭐️ (@FairlyGoodMama) May 13, 2019
Here we go again with the "islamophobia" crap again.
Maybe, just maybe for one time…actually no, you are incapable of being rational when it comes to your "sisters" hate speech and #Antisemitism
— Dr. Arganot ?????? (@proctologistIL) May 13, 2019
Omar plays the victim again. We’re all shocked!
— Brant Engen (@BrantEngen) May 13, 2019
We noticed you side-stepped the quote and truth to the tweet by playing the victim. Also, nobody is vilifying for their faith…only if they’re terrorist supporters (ahem)
— Nick Peterson (@NickPetersonTV) May 13, 2019
The victim card, frequently used by people who can't stand behind their own words.
— Charles Hagen (@Charles91930281) May 13, 2019
Play that victim card, girl ????
— Lisa Turnage (@LisaTurnage12) May 13, 2019
Is this an incitement of violence?
— Land of the Tree Home of the Blazed (@LOTTHOTB) May 13, 2019
I mean she’s just quoting @RashidaTlaib. I understand the broader context of claiming that Palestinians helped Jews settle into Israel, but that is a historical inaccuracy.
— Nathan Mark O'Malley (@MalleyNathan) May 13, 2019
Historical accuracy is a thing. At least it used to be.
— Uninformed (@Kschmoo52) May 13, 2019
— JamesMadison (@potus4madison) May 13, 2019
"…I'm a victim. Always. So are my buddies. I will take your direct quote & up the ante with cries of phobia. My base will praise me. Deal with it."
— Deb– I'm Shadow What?? (@debster7301) May 13, 2019
— Colonel Joe Martin ?? (@GKJoe) May 13, 2019
— EducatëdHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) May 13, 2019
Remember when you compared Hamas to the US military?
— Natalie Johnson (@nataliejohnsonn) May 13, 2019
When some takes issues with the comments of a single Muslim that does not mean they have “deep seeded Islamophobia.” It just means they didn’t like what was said.
— derek schwartz (@derek_mafs) May 13, 2019
Sit this one out mmmkkay
— Vanilla Lice ? (@puertoricanfog) May 13, 2019
Of course not … all the Democrats (and most of the mainstream media) are lining up to protect poor Tlaib from her own words.
‘This is a DAMN LIE and you KNOW IT’! Ilhan Omar outright SMEARS Trump to defend Rashida Tlaib and it goes SO wrong https://t.co/tFG9iDWpWF
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 13, 2019