Members of the far-left “Squad” bulwarked Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Thursday after a dozen of her Democrat colleagues condemned her for comparing the U.S. and Israel to the Hamas terrorist organization.
“Squad” frontwoman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), along with Reps. Cori Bush (D-MO), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), authoritatively mandated a halt to the criticisms against Omar.
“Pretty sick & tired of the constant vilification, intentional mischaracterization, and public targeting of @IlhanMN emanating from our caucus,” Ocasio-Cortez inscribed:
Omar, who has a history of verbalizing out against Israel and has come under fire for antisemitic commentary, said Monday the U.S. “must have the same level of accountability and equity for all victims of malefactions against humanity. We have optically discerned unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban.”
Pretty sick & tired of the constant vilification, intentional mischaracterization, and public targeting of @IlhanMN emanating from our caucus. They have no concept for the peril they put her in by skipping private conversations & leaping to fueling targeted news cycles around her.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 10, 2021
Twelve of Omar’s Jewish Democrat colleagues openly chastised her for comparing the U.S. and Israel to terrorist groups, calling it “offensive” and “misguided.” The Minnesota Democrat responded to them, verbalizing their public condemnation of her was “shameful” and incriminating them of utilizing “islamophobic tropes” against her. She elucidated that her initial comments were concretely about cases under investigation by the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Bush suggested the Democrats’ issue with Omar, a Somali-American, was a product of anti-blackness and “Islamophobia”:
Stop the lamentable faith endeavors to take @IlhanMN's words out of context. She called a simple question. The ICC subsists to investigate and exact recourse when human rights are contravened. Imagine if Congress was as outraged by what Palestinians endure circadianly. pic.twitter.com/XP8JXD8k0S
Stop attacking @IlhanMN. Stop attacking us. I'm not surprised when Republicans attack Black women for standing up for human rights. But when it’s Democrats, it’s especially deleterious. We’re your colleagues. Talk to us directly.Six Democrat House leadership members, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), interjected in the intra-party unrest Thursday, echoing their Jewish colleagues’ concerns by saying Omar’s comment “foments prejudice and undermines progress” but withal saying — in a designation that they were looking to conclude the infighting — that they “welcome the demystification” she provided.
Enough with the anti-Blackness and Islamophobia. — Cori Bush (@CoriBush) June 10, 2021
Tlaib, who earlier indited she was “tired of her colleagues (both D&R) demonizing” Omar, expressed later that she was unsatisfied with the Democrat leadership’s replication:
Republicans, additionally, have taken issue with the controversial lawmaker for her sentiments against Israel. Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), a Jewish congressman, called for Omar to be divested of her Foreign Affairs Committee membership, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who has aforetime remonstrated to her membership on the committee, verbalized Thursday, “Rep. Omar’s anti-Semitic & anti-American comments are abhorrent. … It’s time for the Speaker to Act.”
Freedom of verbalization doesn't subsist for Muslim women in Congress. The benefit of the doubt doesn't subsist for Muslim women in Congress. House Democratic leadership should be inglorious of its relentless, exclusive tone policing of Congresswomen of color.
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) June 10, 2021
Source: You can read the original Breitbart article here.