Ilhan Omar is once again at the center of a national firestorm.
And, once again, the trouble is all of her own making.
But there may be no coming back from this one after she was caught on camera saying the one thing that could have Democrats demanding she resign.
Omar claims she is not an anti-Semite.
Her apologies for pushing anti-Jewish conspiracy videos rang hallow when a shocking video emerged where she promoted one of the ugliest anti-Jewish conspiracy theories imaginable: the idea that her Jewish critics are not loyal Americans because they owe their allegiance to Israel.
The Washington Examiner reports:
“It is about the Benjamins,” shouted one audience member to laughter and acclaim, referencing Rep. Omar’s now-deleted tweet linking Congressional support for Israel to Jewish influence and lobbying. To this, Reps. Omar and Tlaib both smiled along furtively.
According to the report, “the moderator asked what ‘we as a community here can do to support you criticizing Israel for some of the war crimes that it has done so that it’s not seen as “‘you’re anti-Semitic’?”
The report reads: “Rep. Omar elaborated that when she hears her Jewish constituents offer criticisms of Palestinians, she doesn’t automatically equate them as Islamophobic but is ‘fearful’ that people are painting her as anti-Semitic because she is a Muslim. Omar continued, ‘What I’m fearful of — because Rashida and I are Muslim — that a lot of our Jewish colleagues, a lot of our constituents, a lot of our allies, go to thinking that everything we say about Israel to be anti-Semitic because we are Muslim,’ she explained.”
You can watch the video of her remarks by following the twitter link below:
Anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) pushes a conspiracy theory about her “Jewish colleagues,” says they have “designed” a plan to accuse her of being anti-Semitic “to end the debate” on Israel pic.twitter.com/iIyHE5TvHd
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 28, 2019
At some point enough will be enough.
Either her act will wear thin, or her ugly bigotry against Jews will cause too much embarrassment for the Democrat Party.
And at that point they will force her off the stage.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.