In a feeble attempt to defend Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and her rampant anti-Semitism, Democratic Senator Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) blamed President Trump and Republicans for Omar’s remarks.
That’s right: It’s not Omar’s fault she’s an anti-Semite. It’s Trump’s fault!
.@SenGillibrand: “Many Republicans have taken offense to Congresswoman Omar’s remarks and condemned her in the harshest terms, but said little or nothing when President Trump defended white supremacists at Charlottesville” pic.twitter.com/meMxHwWr6B
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) March 7, 2019
From The Hill:
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Thursday condemned remarks about Israel made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), as well as Republican “hypocrisy” surrounding anti-Semitism.
“Those with critical views of Israel, such as Congresswoman Omar, should be able to express their views without employing anti-Semitic tropes about money or influence,” Gillibrand said in a statement, according to HuffPost.
“Just as those critical of Congresswoman Omar should not be using Islamophobic language and imagery that incites violence,” she added.
Gillibrand also took aim at what she called “hypocrisy of the Republican Party.”
“Many Republicans have taken offense to Congresswoman Omar’s remarks and condemned her in the harshest terms, but said little or nothing when President Trump defended white supremacists at Charlottesville or when Leader McCarthy promoted a conspiracy about Jewish donors buying elections,” she said.
“Both are unacceptable,” she added.
Omar’s latest controversy comes from remarks she made last week at a Washington restaurant and bookstore.
“I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country,” she said.
She later tweeted, “I should not be expected to have allegiance/pledge support to a foreign country in order to serve my country in Congress or serve on committee.”
Omar’s comments sparked outrage from Republicans and some Democrats, who said her comment invoked the anti-Semitic belief that Jews are more loyal to Israel than the U.S. …
Trump never defended white supremacists at Charlottesville. That’s another egregious MSM lie. My God, I watched it live, there are transcripts and video. He NEVER said white supremacists were fine people.
— Girl_Grimly (@ed_grimly) March 7, 2019
So Gillibrand is then admitting Omar is a racist b/c Charlottesville is their statement to “prove” Trump is a racist.
— SeldenGADawgs (@SeldenGADawgs) March 7, 2019
The president never defended white nationalists, thats fake news.
— The Green New Turd🐄💩 (@MuhTax) March 7, 2019
he never defended white supremacists..he condemned them, as well as the violent antifa mob. The “good people on both sides” comment referred to the people that showed up who were there to genuinely be pro or against the taking down of historical statues.
— 🇺🇸🔥LAZARUS🔥🇺🇸 (@Terra_Nulius) March 7, 2019
It’s such a great statement that it clearly highlights the gas lighting, bias, and overall lack of compassion for both parties. All they want to do is play whataboutism because of the bad orange man.
— the Flash (@ThickenParm) March 7, 2019
I’ll take things that never happened for 100, Alex.
— 😏 (@Kaycee_314) March 7, 2019
— JWF (@JammieWF) March 7, 2019
It’s better when little or nothing is said then to say the wrong thing,Rep. Omar is way off base on this one, but she is arrogant, and I don’t she her changing because she has little or no respect for this country, or for the office she holds.
— Joe Dellaporta (@DellaportaJoe) March 7, 2019
You notice Dems deflect.
They never take responsibility for their actions.
They also excused the Virginia govenor and his racist actions.
They blamed Trump as well.
Dem Party is the party of the Klan. Its getting clearer by the day.
— Gary Dismang (@garydizz) March 7, 2019
Wow, that has to be the most intellectually dishonest tripe I’ve ever heard. Bad form Senator, VERY bad form. Your support of her shows us exactly where you stand. Time to primary you and the rest of you bigots.
— Silence Bot-good (@ksmith474) March 7, 2019
— mathewsjw (@mathewsjw) March 7, 2019
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