There is anti-Semitism simmering in Congress, but the sad truth is that it isn’t new. It’s as old as the Bible.
Today on the broadcast, we discussed anti-Semitic, anti-Israel comments posted on Twitter by freshman Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.
It's all about the Benjamins baby 🎶 https://t.co/KatcXJnZLV— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 10, 2019
It’s a lyric from a rap song. Benjamins is money. It’s a blatant reference to the anti-Semitic stereotype that Jews and Jewish money control everything, including government. Other Representatives have refused to condemn her comments.
When challenged on this tweet to explain who she believed was using money to control our lawmakers, she simply tweeted: “AIPAC!”
AIPAC is the bipartisan pro-Israel group, American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
Would this hateful rhetoric be tolerated if she’d been referencing any other religious or ethnic group?
As we began our radio program, many Democratic leaders had remained eerily quiet.
In a seemingly desperate attempt to remain relevant with younger Dems, Rep. Dan Kildee – a Democrat from Michigan, the same state as fellow Rep. and BDS supporter, Rashida Tlaib – rushed to Omar’s defense stating:
"I wouldn't take it as anti-Semitism. We ought to be careful not to construe that in anything other than a concern about the fact that money has undue influence on political decision making,”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA) rightly admonished Democratic leadership for not responding or censuring Rep. Omar’s anti-Semitic remarks: “I think when they stay silent, they’re just as guilty.”
Rep. McCarthy warned that in the absence of an appropriate response from Democrats, there will be action taken.
Rep. Omar has a history of anti-Semitic and terror supporting comments. She once requested that a judge show leniency to a group of Somali men who attempted to join the Islamic State terror group. She also implied America was to blame for a deadly terrorist attack in Kenya which took the life of an American, among other innocent victims.
Maybe the most glaring indication of Rep. Omar’s true feelings about the Jewish people comes from a 2012 tweet which she hasn’t bothered to remove, accusing Israel of “evil doings.”
As our Director of Policy, Harry Hutchison, pointed out, all this comes at the same time as Democratic Governor Ralph Northam, who recently tried to defend infanticide, just tried to defend his own racist past and called slaves “indentured servants.”
This is all blatant anti-Semitism and bigotry and should never be tolerated, least of all among our leaders. This is the path the radical progressive Left has taken. But it’s not one the American people will follow.
You can listen to the entire episode here.
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