We all knew this was going to happen eventually. And it looks like the damn is breaking against House Democrats.
For years, Pelosi and her cronies refused to confront Ilhan Omar. The progressive Democrat frequently made controversial statements against the U.S. and our ally Israel.
Time and again, House Democrats said nothing.
But it seems like Omar crossed a line when she accused the U.S. of committing crimes against humanity. She also compared the country she emigrated to with terrorist groups.
So, Nancy had to respond.
From The Hill:
With a rare joint statement, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her entire leadership team on Thursday sought to quell a growing controversy over Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) remarks equating war crimes committed by the U.S. and Israel to those by the Taliban and Hamas terrorist groups…
“But drawing false equivalencies between democracies like the U.S. and Israel and groups that engage in terrorism like Hamas and the Taliban foments prejudice and undermines progress toward a future of peace and security for all,” the statement adds.
Ilhan Omar and her girls the squad, lashed back—blowing open a growing crack within the party.
From Fox News:
Rep. Ilhan Omar slammed “constant harassment & silencing” from a group of House Democrats in an early-Thursday morning tweet as tensions among some House Democrats over her alleged anti-Semitism exploded out into the open this week.
Pelosi was forced to make her statement, after a number of Jewish Democratic lawmakers called out Omar’s radical statement.
Omar and her allies quickly turned on their colleagues, accusing them—among other things—of Islamophobia.
Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian who often attack Israel, wildly claimed that freedom of speech “doesn’t exist for Muslim women in Congress.”
How convenient. The radical left suddenly remembered freedom of speech was a thing. After trying to destroy free speech for years, the squad is using it to hide behind ugly attacks against the U.S.
Even Nancy reaffirmed free speech in her statement, saying “legitimate criticism” of U.S. policy is needed. But she drew a line at the vicious comments by Omar, who equated a free democracy with abusive groups like Hamas and the Taliban.
Obvious, this isn’t a free speech issue. Both Omar and Tlaib enjoy freedoms unheard of in the countries they left.
Yet they seem to think that they are entitled to slamming the very country they are supposed to serve as elected officials.
Pelosi had to finally stand up to this radical group, seeing that moderate Democrats were making this a major issue.
But will this move finally squash this tiresome squad? Or will this boil into an endless fight within the Democratic Party?
I guess we’ll find out.
- Nancy Pelosi and her team called out Ilhan Omar over her attacks on America.
- Omar and her squad took sides, accusing Congress of Islamophobia and restricting free speech.
- Omar had previously accused America of committing crimes against humanity.