Democratic Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib smirked Wednesday evening as one supporter yelled an anti-Semitic trope during a town hall event in Washington, DC; renewing fierce criticism of Omar’s string of anti-Semitic posts on social media.
Tlaib was speaking with audience members at the “Progressive Issues Town Hall” when she said, “I want to thank so many of our Jewish allies out there… They continue to stand up with us and tell the truth.”
After Tlaib’s comments an unidentified audience member screamed “It IS about the Benjamins” towards the stage; referencing Omar’s anti-Semitic accusation that American lawmakers support Israel because of large campaign donations.
BAD COMPANY: Farrakhan Defends Ilhan Omar’s Anti-Semitic Rant, Rails Against ‘Wicked Jews’
Nation of Islam leader and notorious anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan publicly praised embattled Rep. Ilhan Omar Sunday; saying she “has nothing to apologize for” after promoting vicious stereotypes on social media.
“The wicked Jews want to use me to break up the women’s movement,” Farrakhan said during his annual Saviours’ Day event. “It ain’t about Farrakhan; it’s about women all over the world [who] have the power to change the world.”
Farrakhan then defended Omar’s twitter tirade; saying “Ms. Omar from Somalia – she started talking about ‘the Benjamins’ and they are trying to make her apologize. Sweetheart, don’t do that. Pardon me for calling you sweetheart, but you do have a sweet heart. You sure are using it to shake the government up, but you have nothing to apologize for,” Farrakhan said. “Israel and AIPAC pays off senators and congressmen to do their bidding, so you’re not lying, so if you’re not lying. Stop laying down. You were sent there by the people to shake up that corrupt House.”
NEW DEMOCRATS: Ocasio-Cortez Says Omar’s Hateful Venezuela Rant ‘Feels Like Justice’
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended Ilhan Omar’s vicious rant against US Special Envoy Elliott Abrams Wednesday; saying the Congresswoman’s outrageous accusations of ‘Venezuelan Genocide’ felt “like justice.”
“Ilhan Omar is a Somali refugee. She has felt the ravages of war. Watching her question Trump’s envoy to VZ, who pled guilty to several Iran-Contra crimes, feels like justice,” tweeted Cortez.
I often reflect on @AyannaPressley‘s words: “people closest to the pain should be closest to the power.”@IlhanMN is a Somali refugee. She has felt the ravages of war. Watching her question Trump’s envoy to VZ, who pled guilty to several Iran-Contra crimes, feels like justice. https://t.co/3mFv0lmAis
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 14, 2019
Omar erupted during Abram’s congressional testimony regarding Venezuela’s socialist regime this week; accusing the Trump official of endorsing war crimes and other atrocities.