Rep. Ilhan Omar slammed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi this week after the top Democrat delivered a pro-Israel speech to the annual AIPAC conference; calling her comments “beneath any leader.”
“A condemnation for people that want to exercise their First Amendment rights is beneath any leader, and I hope that we find a better use of language when we are trying to speak as members of Congress that are sworn to protect the Constitution,” Omar told reporters Tuesday after Pelosi’s address.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasts anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar at AIPAC:
“I simply declare to be anti-Semitic is to be anti-American. It has no place in our country.”
“We must also vigilant against bigoted or dangerous ideologies masquerading as policy and that includes BDS” pic.twitter.com/w0wTBRAmGN
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 27, 2019
“I simply declare to be anti-Semitic is to be anti-American. It has no place in our country,” said the Speaker. “We must also vigilant against bigoted or dangerous ideologies masquerading as policy and that includes BDS.”
BDS -or Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions- is a global campaign to boycott Israeli businesses and institutions in support of Palestinian independence.
Read the full report at The Hill.
ILHAN IMPLODES: Rep. Omar Erupts, Tells Reporter Trump ‘NOT HUMAN’
Rep. Ilhan Omar doubled-down on her fierce anti-Trump rhetoric Monday evening; telling a reporter she doesn’t consider the President a ‘human’ when asked to clarify her previous comments comparing Donald Trump with Barack Obama.
Fox News’ Guerin Hays asks Ilhan Omar about last week's Politico article: “Do you think President Obama is the same as President Trump?”
Omar: “Absolutely not. … One is human the other is not”
Omar's dehumanizing remarks come after she was slammed last week for anti-Semitism pic.twitter.com/zFvi4KoicY
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 12, 2019
“Do you think that President Obama is the same as President Trump?” asked Fox News’ Guerin Hays.
“Absolutely not. That is silly to even think and equate. One is human, the other is not,” fired-back Omar.
ILHAN UNDER FIRE: Nancy Pelosi Jabs Ilhan Omar at Annual AIPAC Conference
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi took a swipe at Rep. Ilhan Omar at the annual AIPAC convention this week; saying in ‘Democratic societies” no one should question another’s “loyalty or patriotism.”
“In our Democratic societies, we should honor legitimate debate on how best to honor our values and to advance our priorities without questioning loyalty or patriotism,” said Pelosi.
Pelosi was referring to Omar’s comments from just weeks ago when she accused American politicians of having a “dual loyalty” and “foreign allegiance” to Israel.