Rep. Ilhan Omar has a history of anti-Semitic and anti-American remarks.
Omar compared the US to terrorists recently, causing outrage.
A group of Jewish Democrats condemned the lawmaker, but she attacked them, too.
The divide within the party is widening.
(NewsReady.com) – The Democratic Party’s candidates campaign for office on a platform claiming that they are welcoming and inclusive. They want the American people to think that they accept people of all walks of life. For four years, they attacked former President Donald Trump because they claimed he’s racist and all sorts of other horrible things. They’ve attacked the entire Republican Party for decades with those same claims. Ironically, arguably the most hateful person in Congress belongs to the Democratic Party.
That member, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), recently showed just how hateful she is (again) when she made anti-American remarks on Twitter. Her comments led to outrage on both sides of the aisle. But, instead of apologizing, the congresswoman attacked members of her own party.
Condemnation from Democrats
On Monday, June 7, Rep. Omar posted a tweet that contained a video of herself asking Secretary of State Antony Blinken where people are supposed to go to get justice for alleged war crimes. Her comment above the video is what led to outrage on both sides of the aisle. In the remarks, she equated the US to Hamas and the Taliban. The congresswoman said that America has committed “unthinkable atrocities.”
We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity.
We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban.
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) June 7, 2021
A group of 12 Jewish Democratic lawmakers released a statement criticizing Omar for the comment. They said comparing the US and Israel to terrorist organizations is “as offensive as it is misguided.” The lawmakers went on to say that equating America to the terrorists “at best discredits one’s intended argument and at worst reflects deep-seated prejudice.” They accused her of giving “cover to terrorist groups.”
Omar Screams Islamophobia
On Thursday, June 10, Omar claimed a group of Democrats is constantly harassing and silencing her. She called the colleagues who condemned her for her anti-American comments “shameful” for calling her out. The congresswoman went on to say the “islamophobic tropes” in the statement are “offensive.”
Now, she’s using the “islamophobic” nonsense on the people within her own party as well. Apparently, there’s no way to criticize her without being called that.
Omar further exposed the divide in the party. Lawmakers on the Left have been fighting over the direction of the party ahead of the 2022 midterms, and it looks like that fight is getting worse. Republicans might be able to use that next year to help win back the majority, especially if they remind Americans what party actually harbors hateful lawmakers.
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