Nancy Pelosi has evidently decided that if she’s gonna stand by Ilhan Omar, she’s really gotta lean into it. So she’s setting fire to her last shred of shame and running with this:
"I feel confident [Ilhan Omar's] words were not based in an antisemitic attitude, but that she didn't have a full appreciation of how they landed on other people where these words have a history and cultural impact that might have been unknown to her," Pelosi said pic.twitter.com/ak3O895zb6
— POLITICO (@politico) March 7, 2019
She’s really doing this.
very much looking forward to nancy doing gymnastics like this the next time ilhan omar says something anti-semitic https://t.co/QyzU4KZrcl
— siraj hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) March 7, 2019
It shouldn’t take long for that to happen.
“The members of our party are too young and stupid to know that they are saying” is another fun workshop I would have liked to have witnessed.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) March 7, 2019
And it raises a very important question: If Ilhan Omar is so naïve, ignorant of history, and blind to the cultural impact of what she says and does, then what the hell is she doing on the House Foreign Affairs Committee?
1) She doesn’t understand her words and why they’re antisemitic
2) She should be making laws and serving on Foreign Affairs
— Orange Muppet Energy (@sunnyright) March 7, 2019
Pelsoi: Omar is too stupid to understand words; also I put her on the foreign affairs committee!
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) March 7, 2019
Here is a funny thought.
If @IlhanMN ”does not understand” what Antisemitism is, and is ignorant about ”history and cultural impacts”, maybe she is not the best person to represent the Democratic party on the foreign relations committee. @SpeakerPelosi https://t.co/3Jc0HheqOm
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) March 7, 2019
All due respect, @SpeakerPelosi. But if @Ilhan "doesn't understand the weight of her words" – over and over again – when it comes to an issue as important, sensitive and divisive as anti-Semitism, maybe consider a different committee appointment than foreign affairs?
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) March 7, 2019
No respect is due to Nancy Pelosi. Nor to Ilhan Omar. Omar doesn’t belong on any congressional committee — or in Congress, for that matter.
If “we need more women in Congress!” means they’re excused from basics, like being held fully responsible for the words they use, then no; we don’t. https://t.co/Wzff7x6KFZ
— Kimberly Ross (@SouthernKeeks) March 7, 2019
We’re getting the distinct impression that Nancy Pelosi is full of sh*t. But we’re certain of this much:
The Dems are digging a deeper and deeper hole for themselves.
— Howard Tullman (@tullman) March 7, 2019
If it gets much deeper, they’ll never be able to get out of it. And you know what? At this point, they don’t deserve to. Let them rot.