Embattled Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez retweeted a post from a supporter of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine Wednesday while defending fellow Democrat Ilhan Omar, reports the New York Post.
“During her defense of Rep. Ilhan Omar amid accusations of anti-Semitism, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez retweeted a post from a supporter of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which the US has designated a terrorist organization,” writes the Post.
This is disappointing to see.
Just last week there was all this hubbub over an untrue mischaracterization that I was threatening primaries based on pro-ICE votes.
Yet there seems to be no problem at all with a zero-tolerance stance for simply asking about US foreign policy. https://t.co/YoOIPDSpbU
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 5, 2019
“Munayyer has a record of applauding the efforts of the PFLP, including retweeting the group’s announcement of a terror attack in Jerusalem in June 2017, according to the Jerusalem Post,” adds the author.
Read the full report at the New York Post.
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.
DEVELOPING: Pelosi to DELAY Vote Condemning Anti-Semitism as Democrats DEFEND Rep. Omar
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders are delaying their planned vote condemning anti-Semitism Wednesday after a string of progressive Democrats defended Rep. Ilan Omar’s anti-Israeli Twitter tirade.
“A House vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, following recent comments by U.S. Rep Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has been delayed, as Democrats scramble to rewrite the motion to include all forms of prejudice and progressives like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez come to the defense of their embattled colleague,” reports Fox News.
“The declaration – which doesn’t mention Omar by name – was initially set to be introduced Wednesday. It was to set out the history of anti-Semitism and other bigotry in America and provide examples of anti-Jewish tropes about divided loyalties,” adds the article.
Rep. Ilhan Omar doubled-down on her fierce rhetoric regarding the Jewish State this week; suggesting American lawmakers have a “dual loyalty” to Israel.
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