New York’s Jewish community is so outraged with Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar that they hit the streets in anger last week to demand her removal from Congress.
Hundreds of Jews chanted “Omar must go!” in Times Square, to voice their fury over what activist Joe Diamond called, “the highly publicized allegations of the Minnesotan congresswoman’s antisemitism and her statement downplaying the 9/11 terrorist attacks.”
“In my lifetime, I cannot think of any other politician who presents a bigger threat to the alliance between the U.S. and Israel and to America’s Jews,” Diamond related to the Jerusalem Post. Despite all the controversy, she remains the chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee.
Omar has long been considered a big mouth anti-Semite, who hates the Jewish people and would do anything to see Israel destroyed. It really says something when die-hard liberal Democrat Charles Schumer is offended by her behavior.
Senator Schumer is Jewish himself. “Rep. Omar’s use of an anti-Semitic stereotype was offensive and irresponsible,” he tweeted in February. Even he wants her out of Congress. “This kind of intolerance has no place in Congress — or anywhere in American society.”
“In my lifetime, I cannot think of any other politician who presents a bigger threat to the alliance between the U.S. and Israel and to America’s Jews.
Worse than that, Omar has reportedly been meeting in secret with fundraising groups suspected of funding terrorists. Reporters were barred from her invitation only fundraising appearances. She recently appeared at a private Islamic Relief event in Florida as well as a similar event in California hosted by the political action committee associated with CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations.
As various outlets including the Free Beacon have reported, CAIR has been listed as “an un-indicted co-conspirator in a massive terror-funding incident.”
Rep. Omar’s use of an anti-Semitic stereotype was offensive and irresponsible.
This kind of intolerance has no place in Congress—or anywhere in American society.
No one should invoke anti-Semitic tropes during policy disagreements.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) February 11, 2019
Vice President Mike Pence is known to be a quiet person who prefers to avoid the limelight of politics. He uncharacteristically took a stand on this controversy.
“Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress, much less the Foreign Affairs Committee. Those who engage in anti-Semitic tropes should not just be denounced, they should face consequences for their words,” Pence posted on Twitter. By consequences, he means either resign or be removed, not just from her committee chair post, but from Congress.
.@IlhanMN tweets were a disgrace & her apology was inadequate. Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress, much less the Foreign Affairs Committee. Those who engage in anti-Semitic tropes should not just be denounced, they should face consequences for their words.
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) February 13, 2019
Diamond, one of the event organizers, was happy with the rally’s turnout including speakers like Dov Hikind, former Democratic New York assemblyman and Laurie Cardoza-Moore, described as an “award-winning advocate of Christian Zionism.”
If she isn’t removed, & Jewish Reps remain silent their seats won’t be safe in 2020. Silence is complicity & the Dems seem to have placed their bet on the antisemitic horses! pic.twitter.com/KbdarvT3Bs
— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) May 21, 2019