No Democrat should be able to speak to a tv camera or into a microphone without being asked their stance on Minnesota Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar. Citizens and media should be putting elected officials on the record: Do you really stand silent for such bigotry? Are you really looking the other way on such hate? Will you really continue to pretend that she isn’t inviting and inciting attacks on Israel and Jews in the US?
No member of Congress should go a day without being reminded that Ilhan Omar is actively courting for genocide in Israel, and then be asked, “Do you agree with her? Should Israel cease to exist?”
This isn’t hyperbole. The facts have been laid out and the reality is undeniable:
– Rep. Omar and the “Squad” at-large have condemned Israel, condoned bigotry and cozied up to anti-Semites like Louis Farrakhan and Jeremy Cornyn. Add to it members like Rep. Andre Carson (D, IN-07,) who proclaimed at a ‘Free Palestine’ rally in front of the US State Dept. that he and others, “love their sister,” Rashida Tlaib. Carson is also famous for refusing to condemn known bigot Louis Farrakhan, and maintaining that he would work with Farrakhan in the future.
– Omar’s hatred for Israel and Jews is not a passing fad, nor a misinterpretation of her comments. It’s who she is.
– Omar should be a great story of America’s triumph. Instead of having a life of hardship in Somalia unfathomable to Americans, she was welcomed into the US. Educated in the US. Had access to the greatest doctors and healthcare in the world. Free to worship as she chose. Was able to speak her mind without fear of violent abduction by any government.
And instead of loving the nation that welcomed her – clearly, not a racist nation – she hates it, decries it and compares it to the terrorist organization, Hamas.
What does the Democratic Party do? It continues to lift her up. Perhaps, for Democrats, she didn’t speak out of turn. Perhaps, for more of the Democratic Party than even Democrats realize, she spoke the truth: The Democratic Party hates America, and thinks we’re the terrorists.