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It Turns Out Nancy Pelosi Is In The Censorship Business After All

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Back when freshman Muslim Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib, (MI-13) called President Trump a “mother**ker” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi indicated she wouldn’t take any steps to reprimand Tlaib.

“I probably have a generational reaction to it,” Pelosi told MSNBC’s Joy Reid when asked her response to the comments. “But in any event, I'm not in the censorship business.”

“I don't think that — I mean, I don't like that language. I wouldn't use that language,” Pelosi said. “I don't, again, establish any language standards for my colleagues. But I don't think it's anything worse than what the president has said.”

However, when the language hurts Democrats politically, rather than fires up their base by name-calling President Trump it turns out Speaker Pelosi is indeed in the censorship business.

Muslim freshman Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN-5) was already in hot water with Republicans for her hurtful and offensive comments about Jews ‘hypnotizing’ the world in support of Israel.”

The latest Omar anti-Semitism contretemps began when journalist Glenn Greenwald took a shot at GOP leader Kevin McCarthy for his criticism of Rep. Omar’s previous language about Jews, tweeting:

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.

Omar tweeted back: It's all about the Benjamins baby.

According to Andrew O'Reilly of Fox News report on the Twitter stream, Omar then doubled down when challenged by Batya Ungar-Sargon, the opinion editor of The Forward newspaper. "Would love to know who @IlhanMN thinks is paying American politicians to be pro-Israel, though I think I can guess," Ungar-Sargon tweeted. "Bad form, Congresswoman. That's the second anti-Semitic trope you've tweeted."

In response, Omar tweeted "AIPAC!" referring to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

Several other senior Democrats quickly condemned Rep. Omar’s anti-Semitic tweets, including the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on which Omar sits. “Anti-Semitism in any form is unacceptable, and it’s shocking to hear a Member of Congress invoke the anti-Semitic trope of ‘Jewish money,’” Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., said Monday.

This followed Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., a prominent Jewish lawmaker and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, saying: “It is deeply disappointing and disturbing to hear Representative Ilhan Omar’s choice of words in her exchange with a journalist yesterday, wherein she appears to traffic in old anti-Semitic tropes about Jews and money. Her words are deeply hurtful and offensive, particularly as they build on a previous comment she made about Jews ‘hypnotizing’ the world in support of Israel.”

The Anti-Defamation League also called on House leadership to take action in response to Omar's comments.

“Unfortunately, making insensitive statements toward the Jewish community is not new for Rep. Omar. These tweets are part of a disturbing pattern of behavior that must end,” ADL CEO Jonathan A. Greenblatt said in a statement. “... Strong bipartisan support for Israel is not a result of money or lobbying. Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East and a strong American ally in a strategically important region.”

That was apparently finally enough to get House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the Democratic leadership team in “the censorship business” and to issue a statement condemning Omar’s anti-Semitism.

“Anti-Semitism must be called out, confronted and condemned whenever it is encountered, without exception," the statement said. "We are and will always be strong supporters of Israel in Congress because we understand that our support is based on shared values and strategic interests. Legitimate criticism of Israel’s policies is protected by the values of free speech and democratic debate that the United States and Israel share. But Congresswoman Omar’s use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel’s supporters is deeply offensive.

"We condemn these remarks and we call upon Congresswoman Omar to immediately apologize for these hurtful comments."

Rep. Omar finally issued an apology after the House Democrat Leadership’s statement, but through her long trail of anti-Semitic remarks Rep. Omar has already revealed what deep down inside she really thinks about Jews, Israel and the America – Israeli relationship.

A forced and insincere apology from Rep. Ilhan Omar is hardly enough and does not address the real problem here; having an open anti-Semite in the confidential decision-making hierarchy of our government. We think that RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel had it right when she tweeted:

Democrat Ilhan Omar has called Israel “evil,” compared Israel to Iran, continues to push anti-Semitic tropes, and supports the anti-Semitic BDS movement to boycott Israel.  

Nancy Pelosi was wrong to elevate her to the Foreign Affairs Committee.

Now Pelosi should remove her.

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