Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar faces backlash from fellow Democrats as she went too far with her anti-American rhetoric. In a recent tweet, Omar compared the U.S. and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban.
Omar has not been held accountable for her rhetoric before, which is anti-Semitic and anti-America. Democratic leaders have effectively sanctioned this type of rhetoric, however. Although, speaker Pelosi has not condemned Omar in fear of retaliation from “The Squad.”
A group of House members, however, has done what Pelosi refuses to do on Wednesday. The said group rebuked Omar over a tweet posted on Monday, in which she made the comparison.
In the tweet, Omar expressed her view that they need to have the “same level of accountability and justice” for every victim of “crimes against humanity.”
In the same tweet, she pointed out that people have witnessed the atrocities done by “the US, Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban.”
Omar posted the said tweet after she scrutinized Secretary of State Antony Blinken. She did so during a remote House Foreign Affairs Committee meeting. She did so while repeating talking points, accusing Israel of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Democrats Call Out Ilhan Omar For Her Anti-American Rhetoric
Many Jewish House Democrats needed to put up with Omar. They also had to put up with therest of her group: Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The Twitter rants they go on regarding the recent clash between Israel and the Palestinians led to Jews being assaulted and attacked in the U.S.
Omar’s move went too far this time, and it resulted in a statement being released, condemning Omar’s actions. The release of the statement is something new in a Democrat caucus as it is usually taking Omar’s side.
The statement said that they consider equating the U.S. and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban offensive and misguided. It added that making such a comparison while ignoring the differences between democracies ran by the rule of law and terrorist organizations discredits the arguments at best and shows “deep-seated prejudice” at worst.
Members of the Democratic Party who signed the statement included: Jake Auchincloss (MA), Ted Deutch (FL), Lois Frankel (FL), Josh Gottheimer (NJ), Elaine Luria (VA), Kathy Manning (NC), Jerrold Nadler (NY), Dean Phillips (MN), Kim Schrier (WA), Brad Sherman (CA) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL). The group issued it through Rep. Brad Schneider of Illinois.