Nancy Pelosi is taking serious heat for appointing newly elected Rep. Ilhan Omar to the highly influential House Foreign Affairs Committee. This is a shocking move even for Pelosi. The Freshman Congresswoman Omar is an openly anti-semitic and anti-Israel and seems proud of the fact, so the question is why is she anywhere near anything to do with foreign relations? While the Democrat party has long been ripe with closeted antisemitism, this looks like a bone thrown to the new far left progtards in her party to appease them, a move Nan may live to regret.
Republican leaders came out to denounce the move and to call for Pelosi to rescind the appointment. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy had this to say:
“I would love to know what changed because Democratic leaders just promoted a pro-BDS Democrat to a key committee that deals with the State of Israel. Anti-Semitism has no place in Congress and certainly not on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.”In what can only be explained as an utterly bizarre interview…the newly anointed Democrat Rep. from Minnesota appeared on CNN to discuss some of her rather disturbing behavior on Twitter. It’s very rare that we give CNN credit for anything, but during the interview Jim Sciutto and Poppy Harlow didn’t hold back any of the serious questions that actual journalist should be asking of the radical anti-Israel Congresswoman.
Near the end of the video, Harlow switched gears and started asking Omar about a tweet that she sent out in 2012. Harlow read the tweet aloud, “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.” The CNN host asked her about her tweet, saying, “You’ve commented a lot since then, trying to explain that, and I wonder just what your message is to Jewish Americans who find that deeply offensive?” I uh—don’t know how my comments would be offensive to Jewish Americans.”