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.
ABOUT TIME: DNC Severs Ties with Women’s March Over Accusations of Anti-Semitism, Homophobia
The Democratic National Committee joined the growing chorus of progressive organizations rapidly severing their ties with the Women’s March Organization; citing widespread reports of anti-Semitism and homophobia throughout the national group.
“The Democratic National Committee has joined the list of liberal organizations dropping their affiliations with the Women’s March, just days before the progressive group’s third annual march on Washington, DC,” writes the Washington Times.
“The DNC will not serve as a sponsor and no DNC leaders will speak at Saturday’s march, a Democratic source confirmed to the Washington Times, after sending two prominent officials to address the 2018 Women’s March, including DNC chair Tom Perez,” adds the report.
Women’s March founder Tamika Mallory doubled-down on her previous comments regarding controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan this week; calling the notorious anti-Semite “the greatest of all time.”
Read the full report at the Washington Times.
IS SHE SERIOUS? Omar Says the ‘First Thing She Did’ in Congress was Fight the ‘Rise of Anti-Semitism’
Embattled Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar re-ignited the controversy surrounding her previous statements and posts on social media this week; bizarrely claiming “one of the first things” she did in Congress was fight the “rise of anti-Semitism.”
Omar was speaking with Rolling Stone when she was asked to comment on a series of anti-Semitic, anti-Israeli tirades she posted on Twitter; accusing the Jewish State of “hypnotizing” the rest of the world.
“One of the first things I did as a member-elect was to speak about the rise of anti-Semitism — and one of the first bills I cosponsored as a new member was legislation to elevate the position of a Special Envoy to combat anti-Semitism,” she told the magazine.
“I’m an organizer at heart. I’ve given an earful to others who traffic in bigotry, so I need to listen and learn. Listening and working with communities directly impacted is what will make me a better public servant,” she added.
Read the full interview here.