Ilhan Omar never imagined this person would betray her
Ilhan Omar’s scandals are piling up.
And the Democrats are none too pleased.
But Ilhan Omar never imagined this person would betray her.
Democrats are grappling with how to handle Ilhan Omar’s repeated anti-Semitic comments.
Some want an apology, but others are afraid to confront her because of her rockstar status within the Democrat Party.
Congressman Dean Phillips is in the former camp.
He confronted Omar in a closed-door meeting and urged her to apologize and reaffirm Israel’s right to exist.
The Washington Post reports:
At a late-night meeting blocks from the Capitol, about a dozen lawmakers shared their raw experiences with bigotry and discrimination, hoping the stories would bridge the glaring interfaith divide. Suddenly, Rep. Dean Phillips, a Jewish Democrat, shattered a moment meant to be about listening and learning — not politics.
Phillips felt he had to address what had been unspoken for nearly two hours — the recent divisive remarks of Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Muslim who suggested American supporters of Israel have an “allegiance to a foreign country.”
Those kinds of remarks, Phillips said, represented “tips of the arrow” — small but devastating offenses that made Jews fearful of a rising tide of anti-Semitism. Phillips told his fellow Minnesota freshman that she had to apologize and said the group should publicly affirm Israel’s right to exist and protect itself.
But Omar and Rashida Tlaib were not pleased.
Tlaib broke into tears complaining about the supposed oppression her Palestinian mother faced.
The meeting highlighted the Democrats’ divide over Israel where the old guard wants to support Israel but the new guard is violently anti-Israel.