Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continued her full-fledged defense of Embattled Congresswoman Ilhan Omar Thursday; dismissing her anti-Semitic tirade as a “learning process.”
Question: "Do you think Congresswoman Omar was unfairly singled out?"
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“I think it’s a learning experience, and it’s part of the fact that when we elect the most diverse Democratic caucus that we have in pretty much ever, it means that we have new communities at the table, new conversations that need to be had, and we have to learn how to have conversations differently every time,” said Cortez.
“So I think it’s just part of a learning process that we have as a country, frankly,” she added.
BACKLASH GROWS: Scalise Says Omar Should be REMOVED from Committee, BLOCKED from Intel
Rep. Steve Scalise joined the growing chorus of legislators calling for the removal of Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee Tuesday; saying she should no longer have access to classified briefings regarding the State of Israel after her anti-Semitic rant.
“Right now, she sits on the Foreign Affairs Committee. She’s able to get classified briefings on foreign policy, especially as it relates to Israel. She’s made statements, anti-Israel, anti-Jewish statements, aligned herself with anti-Semitic people as well,” said Scalise.
“She should be removed from the Foreign Affairs Committee, Nancy Pelosi should remove her immediately,” he added.
DEMS DEFLECT: Sen. Warren Says ‘Threats of Violence Against Omar’ Are ‘Never Acceptable’
Senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren defended Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Israeli tirade Wednesday night; bizarrely stating that “threats of violence” are “never acceptable” while ignoring her vicious, anti-Semitic rhetoric.
“Branding criticism of Israel as automatically anti-Semitic has had a chilling effect on our public discourse and makes it harder to achieve a peaceful solution between Israelis and Palestinians,” said a statement from Warren’s office.
NEW: @SenWarren on @IlhanMN: "Branding criticism of Israel as automatically anti-Semitic has had a chilling effext on our public discourse and makes it harder to achieve a peaceful solution between Israelis and Palestinians." pic.twitter.com/dqeQ1oO3CM
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Leading Democrats -including Speaker Pelosi- abruptly abandoned their plans to publicly condemn Omar’s remarks Wednesday after a series of progressive lawmakers rushed to her defense.