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Democratic Leadership Statement on Anti-Semitic Comments of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar

Posted By: LA Ute
Date: Monday, February 11, 2019 at 01:31 pm

From Speaker Pelosi's office:

For Immediate Release:
February 11, 2019
Contact Info:
Annaliese Davis 202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Lujan, Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries, and Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark issued this joint statement condemning anti-Semitic comments made over Twitter by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar:

“Anti-Semitism must be called out, confronted and condemned whenever it is encountered, without exception.

“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.

“As Democrats and as Americans, the entire Congress must be fully engaged in denouncing and rejecting all forms of hatred, racism, prejudice and discrimination wherever they are encountered.” mocratic-leadership-statement-anti-semitic -comments-congresswoman-ilhan-omar

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UTEopia icon NEW: I'm probably missing something here, but I do not get how Rep. Ilhan Omar's suggestion that members of Congress are being paid by a powerful interest group to support Israel is, standing alone, an anti-Semitic statement. There have been statements
UTEopia - -- Monday 11 February 2019, at 12:24 pm [ID# 1939226] [reply]
UtahFanSir icon NEW: I'm missing something here...
UtahFanSir - -- Monday 11 February 2019, at 12:35 pm [ID# 1939227] [reply]
scratch icon NEW: I agree with you. I would guess that an allegation like this triggers more anti-Semitic feelings than the standard campaign financing funding because this closely resembles certain conspiracies about Jewish control over global politics and finance,
scratch - -- Monday 11 February 2019, at 01:11 pm [ID# 1939236] [reply]
scratch icon NEW: Oops, meant for the original post. (nm)
scratch - -- Monday 11 February 2019, at 01:12 pm [ID# 1939237] [reply]
Zeous icon NEW: What was it Voltaire famously said... to discover who truly rules over you, find out who you are not allowed to criticize? Something like that. I haven't read up on this at all yet, but seems like only if what she said is not true should it be
Zeous - -- Monday 11 February 2019, at 03:26 pm [ID# 1939250] [reply]
LA Ute icon NEW: Democratic Leadership Statement on Anti-Semitic Comments of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar
LA Ute - -- Monday 11 February 2019, at 01:31 pm [ID# 1939241] [reply]
UTEopia icon NEW: Every statement/action by every politician (except Trump who simply vomits his thoughts) is weighed according to political loss/gain. I don't imagine Pelosi did anything other than put her finger in the air to see which way the wind is blowing. Her (short)
UTEopia - -- Monday 11 February 2019, at 06:20 pm [ID# 1939277] [reply]
pangloss icon NEW: What did she tweet? I just spent 30 minutes searching. The inter-verse is full of Rep. Omar outrage and noise, but not the offensive tweet. I could find plans for an atom bomb in less time.
pangloss - -- Monday 11 February 2019, at 05:20 pm [ID# 1939268] [reply]
480ute icon NEW: The Dems are mad because they believe it's anti-semitic, and Republicans are mad because Israel is a huge part of their self-fulfilling prophecy to bring Jesus back.
480ute - -- Tuesday 12 February 2019, at 06:36 am [ID# 1939306] [reply]
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