Ilhan Omar will tell you that it’s racist to ask her to condemn things like terrorism, communism, and female genital mutilation. But she’s got absolutely no problem with actual racism when it’s coming from her:

Here’s the full, unedited video — which doesn’t do Omar any favors (starts around the 6:00 mark):

It goes without saying that if a Republican politician had made that statement about a minority group, it would’ve (deservedly) been front-page news.

The footage above appears to be from a 2018 interview Omar did with Al Jazeera’s Mehdi Hasan. And, yet, somehow, it managed to fly under the radar all this time. Shouldn’t the Guardians of Truth have been all over this?

That was a rhetorical question, of course. Ilhan Omar counts on media firefighters not to hold her accountable for her bigotry. She spews anti-Semitic venom on a regular basis and the media ignore or rationalize it. Why should it be any different when she’s spewing racist venom?

Because, as we’ve seen all too many times, anyone who dares call her out will themselves be branded a racist. That’s just how the Squad operates — and what the media encourage.

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Update:

A day after Omar’s interview resurfaced, some are expressing skepticism about the way her remarks were characterized. We’ll post these tweets on the matter from Jeryl Bier:

More from Josh Barro:

Yep. This is part of a pattern when it comes to Omar.

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