It’s one of those lines that politicians have to be careful crossing. Well, anyone, actually. In American life, one really just does not insult those of the Jewish faith en masse or the state of Israel for that matter. Under normal circumstances, the Anti-Defamation League will come down on any one person like a ton of bricks. But, in general, it just is not done.
The big wigs in the Democrat Party apparently did not tell their freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar from Minnesota that. The little Islamist made some serious waves over the weekend with some anti-Semitic Tweets.
It's all about the Benjamins baby 🎶 https://t.co/KatcXJnZLV
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 10, 2019
Omar began by re-tweeting Glenn Greenwald, co-founder of the Intercept, who has long been hostile to Israel.
Greenwald had criticized House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (D-CA) for his comments to Breitbart News Saturday and other outlets, accusing Democrats of double standards in their reluctance to punish Omar and other Democrats for antisemitic rhetoric when they had eagerly censured Rep. Steve King (R-IA) for racist language…..
Greenwald tweeted in response that it was “stunning” that McCarthy and Republicans were defending Israel:
GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy threatens punishment for @IlhanMN and @RashidaTlaib over their criticisms of Israel. It’s stunning how much time US political leaders spend defending a foreign nation even if it means attacking free speech rights of Americans
Rep. Omar responded, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” suggesting that politicians had been paid to back Israel.
“Nancy Pelosi has not said a word,” McCarthy told Breitbart News Saturday. “So that means she’s supportive of these actions” by Omar.
Last month, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) promoted Omar to the House Foreign Affairs Committee, despite controversy about Omar’s past antisemitic rhetoric and her radical anti-Israel foreign policy views.
McCarthy told Breitbart News: “If [Pelosi] does not do something, we will take action on the floor.”
And by doing so will demonstrate to the new Islamic representative, that the ways of Islam when it comes to this sort of thing are not acceptable in the United States.