The more skeptical among us had bad vibes when voters in Michigan and Minnesota elected, respectively, Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib, a Muslim woman of Palestinian descent, and Ilhan Omar, a Muslim woman of Somalian descent, to Congress.
Why? Given Democratic outrage over some of POTUS Donald Trump’s first official acts in office — signing executive orders banning people from certain countries known to harbor active terrorist factions and known to be “majority Muslim” — we were certain that these two ladies would arrive in Washington with chips on their shoulders.
And boy, did they. On the day that the new Congress was sworn in last month, at a post-session party Tlaib was wild with joy and loose of tongue, proudly telling gathered guests and supporters that Democrats “are going to impeach the motherf**ker,” in reference to POTUS.
Here’s hoping she doesn’t kiss her son with that mouth. Beyond that, following reports Tuesday that special counsel Robert Mueller has come up short in finding “Trump-Russia collusion” and likely won’t even issue a public statement or report, good luck with finding support for impeachment, Rep. Tlaib. (Related: BOOM: Mueller will NOT issue final report in POTUS Trump probe, says former Prez lawyer.)
The Michigan mouth isn’t the only anti-Trump Muslim congresswoman with a penchant for dissing the president as well as America’s allies. Omar arrived in D.C. with her own intolerance and hate — for the president and Jews.
Shortly after taking office previous tweets Omar sent out that were not just critical of Israel but extremely unnerving surfaced, laying the groundwork for what was to come.
As The National Sentinel reported, Omar drew the ire even of Democratic leaders after she insinuated in tweets that other members of Congress supported Israel because Jewish lobbying organizations donated to their campaigns.
“It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” she wrote in response to a tweet from liberal reporter Glenn Greenwald, who was complaining about Republican angst over criticism of the Jewish state by both Omar and Tlaib.
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 https://t.co/It1fGm1b70
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) February 10, 2019
“Congresswoman Omar’s use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel’s supporters is deeply offensive,” said Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn and other party leaders in a statement, Politico reported. “We condemn these remarks and we call upon Congresswoman Omar to immediately apologize for these hurtful comments.”
Omar eventually apologized for her bigoted tweet, but it was panned by POTUS Donald Trump who called it “lame,” adding that she ought to consider resigning from Congress.
“One other thing I might want to say is that anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress, and Congressman Omar is terrible [for] what she said,” the president said. “And I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. What she said is so deep-seated in her heart that her lame apology – and that’s what it was, it was lame and she didn’t mean a word of it – was just not appropriate.”
Even a major newspaper from her home state was critical of what she said this week — and what she’s said in the past — about our best ally in the Middle East (and the region’s only true bastion of freedom).
The editorial board of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the state’s largest daily paper, wrote, “Getting attention does not equal effective leadership. That is a reality that U.S. House Rep. Ilhan Omar urgently needs to grasp as she settles into her new role representing Minnesota’s Fifth Congressional District.”
The paper went on to call her apology “grudging.”
We call it hypocritical. For a Muslim immigrant who is among the first to cry “bigotry!” when she feels slighted over her faith to then target Jews over their faith is monumental speciousness.
At a minimum, she should be stripped of her committee assignments like Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) after he uttered what many believed to be pro-White nationalism comments.
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