Whoa. . .
Democrat Rep. Eliot Engel (NY-16), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, called out Rep. Ilhan Omar for her latest “vile anti-Semitic slur.”
“Her comments were outrageous and deeply hurtful, and I ask that she retract them, apologize, and commit to making her case on policy issue without resorting to attacks that have no place in the Foreign Affairs Committee or the House of Representatives”:
— Andrew Desiderio (@desiderioDC) March 2, 2019
This latest smear came at an event earlier this week where she said, “I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is okay to push for allegiance to a foreign country”:
Ilhan Omar accuses pro-Israel activists of dual loyalty. That's an ugly and dangerous smear. https://t.co/CR7qVR0bUD
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) March 1, 2019
This is so dispiriting. If you can't figure out how to criticize Israel without unleashing a torrent of epigenetic trauma in your own Jewish voters, you're making the problem you seek to solve worse. How does @IlhanMN still not understand this, after weeks of meetings with Jews? https://t.co/Sb9fGKeyCM
— Batya Ungar-Sargon (@bungarsargon) March 1, 2019
When even Dems are turning on her, Rep. Omar still has the media to support her:
An NBC News reporter explains away @IlhanMN's anti-Semitism by claiming she only spouts off anti-Semitic nonsense because the Jews make her do it. If only they'd stop pouncing, she'd totally leave them alone, or something. pic.twitter.com/qF1tC7tF5U
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) March 1, 2019
And how many more times do we have to go through with this?
-Pushed anti-Semitic conspiracy theories used by Nazis
-Said "Israel should not be allowed to exist as a Jewish state"
-Compared Israel to a terrorist state
-Says her "Jewish colleagues" are out to get her
Omar is still on the Foreign Affairs Committee
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 1, 2019
Or maybe everyone can just admit she’s an anti-Semite?
Please stop framing Ilhan Omar's comments as though she's bumbling into traps. She's an antisemite. And anytime she's called out, she follows up with *more explicit* antisemitism.
If you don't want to be accused of excusing antisemitism for partisan reasons, then don't do so.
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) March 1, 2019