Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi fiercely defended recently sworn-in representatives this week; saying there is absolutely “no taint” of anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party after weeks of negative headlines and multiple accusations.
Pelosi was speaking with CNN during an overseas trip to Europe when she was asked to comment on a series of anti-Israeli remarks made by Rep. Ilhan Omar and others in recent weeks.
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“We are concerned about anti-Semitism raising its head all over, including in our home country… This is nothing new for us,” said Pelosi.
“No, we have no taint of that in the Democratic Party,” she added.
A NEW LOW: Rashida Tlaib Accuses STEVE SCALISE of ‘Islamophobia’ for Condemning Anti-Semitism
Recently sworn-in Rep. Rashida Tlaib blasted GOP Rep. Steve Scalise Wednesday evening; accusing the lawmaker of “Islamophobia” after he demanded Ilhan Omar be removed from the Foreign Affairs Committee for her anti-Semitic statements.
“Hard to watch Rep. Scalise demand that Rep. @IlhanMN be removed from House Foreign Affairs w/o wondering if it’s steeped in Islamophobia. Ilhan is more than capable of sitting on the committee & making decisions that are in the best interests of her constituents & all Americans,” posted Tlaib on social media.
Hard to watch Rep. Scalise demand that Rep. @IlhanMN be removed from House Foreign Affairs w/o wondering if it’s steeped in Islamophobia. Ilhan is more than capable of sitting on the committee & making decisions that are in the best interests of her constituents & all Americans. https://t.co/MqzPM1G2FJ
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) March 7, 2019
Omar made national headlines earlier this year after she accused “evil” Israel of “hypnotizing” the world and flat-out refused to condemn Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro.
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.