by Jeff Dunetz at lidblog.com
The full House of Representatives voted to remove Rep Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from the House Foreign Relations Committee. They didn’t remove Omar from every committee like was done to Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), who was banned from serving on any committee. Or Rep Steve King (R-IA), whose racist comments led him to be banned from serving on any committee. In the case of King, the ban came from his own party.
The resolution to take Omar off of Foreign Relations allows her to serve on any other committee except Foreign Relations. Democrats are saying the GOP move to oust her from that committee was revenge for the Republicans, who were banned from any committee by the Democrats. The question they don’t answer is, “Why does it make sense for a woman who hates Jews to influence the way the House treats the Jewish state?”
It doesn’t matter to those Democrats that Omar publicly made anti-Semitic comments.
In 2012, an Omar tweet (since removed) accused Israel of “evil doings” and said that Israel had “hypnotized the world.”
A Feb, 2019 Omar tweet (since removed) claimed that congress’ support of Israel was purchased by AIPAC.
Any complaint of a specific Israeli policy is not necessarily anti-Semitic. But making a mendacious, dehumanizing, demonizing, or stereotypical allegation about all Jews and/or Israel is anti-Semitic. “I do not like how Netanyahu treats the Temple Mount” is not anti-Semitic. “Israel has hypnotized the world” is anti-Semitic.
Three weeks after the Benjamin’s comments, Omar tweeted an anti-Semitic trope that’s been around since the Pharoah who enslaved the nascent Jews in Biblical times–Dual loyalty;
After those and hateful comments outside Twitter, there was a movement in Congress to punish Rep Omar. But the leftists in the Democratic Party caucus objected. Democratic Party leadership worked to produce a solid non-binding resolution saying that Antisemitism is terrible. Buf Pelosi had to back off because the liberals objected, but they came up with something as tepid as bathwater that’s been sitting around for a week.
Majority Whip James Clyburn, who is African-American worked to protect Omar. He spoke about her experience in Sudan and in Kenyan refugee camps and, in the process, slammed the children of Shoah victims who dared to preserve the memory of their parents’ suffering because Omar’s experience was worse than the people who suffered during the Holocaust and their children. Since then, Clyburn continued to debase the Holocaust, but no one objected. I wish someone would give Clyburn an all-expenses paid Tour of Yad Vashem.
After those and other hateful comments outside Twitter. there was a movement by some in Congress to separate themselves from Rep Omar’s Antisemitism. There was a movement in Congress to publicly slam Rep Omar’s hatred. But the leftists in the Democratic Party caucus objected. So the Democratic Party leadership worked to produce a strong non-binding resolution saying that Antisemitism is terrible. When the liberal wing of the party objected wing. Therefore Pelosi had to back off. The Democratic party leadership finally came up with something. It was as tepid as bathwater that’s been sitting around for a week.
Pelosi and the spineless Democratic Party leadership couldn’t muster the courage to stand up to Omar’s Antisemitism. Instead, they passed a generic resolution saying being mean to others is wrong. Really? I learned that lesson as a child watching programs such as Romper Room, Howdy Doody, and Captain Kangaroo.read more