When I think of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), I think of anti-Semitism. I also recall the look of moral superiority as she told an audience that “ignorance was pervasive in this country” and the evil smile on her face when she downplayed the 9/11 attacks, saying that “some people did something,” I remember her introduction of a House resolution to support the anti-Israel BDS movement.
But the moment she truly took my breath away came just one month after she’d arrived in D.C. She was questioning then-U.S. Special Envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams during a House hearing. Addressing him with a look that was a mixture of utter disdain and amusement, she asked, “Do you think that massacre [a bloody conflict in San Salvador] was a fabulous achievement that happened under our watch?” (The relevant portion comes at 2:00.)
Anti-Semitic, contemptuous remarks have become this disrespectful, ungrateful woman’s calling card.
Hamas initiated a new offensive against Israel as its capital city celebrated Jerusalem Day on Monday. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle were quick to condemn the unprovoked attacks.
Israel’s Iron Dome intercepts rockets fired by Hamas in Gaza
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) May 10, 2021
The Israel Defense Forces announced they had responded to the rocket attacks by striking “numerous Hamas terror targets in Gaza, including: two rocket launchers, two military posts, and eight Hamas terror operatives.” They ended with the message, “Terror targets civilians. We target terror.”
In response to the continuous rocket fire from the Gaza into Israel, we have now struck numerous Hamas terror targets in Gaza, including:
2 rocket launchers
2 military posts
8 Hamas terror operatives
Terror targets civilians. We target terror.
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 10, 2021
NEW: Sen. Ted Cruz Issues Statement Condemning Hamas Rocket Attacks Targeting Israel’s Capital pic.twitter.com/hz6hovo1za
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) May 10, 2021
all mostly all in agreement that Israel had the right to defend itself against these acts of violence. All, that is, except for the congresswoman from Minnesota and her allies from the squad, Reps. Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Omar quickly fired off a tweet which said, “Israeli air strikes killing civilians in Gaza is an act of terrorism. Palestinians deserve protection. Unlike Israel, missile defense programs, such as Iron Dome, don’t exist to protect Palestinian civilians…. It’s unconscionable to not condemn these attacks on the week of Eid.”
We should condemn Israel because they defended themselves after they were attacked? What? Does Omar even believe half of the stupid remarks she makes?
This woman, along with her extremist pals, should be frog-marched out of Congress for their toxic, divisive, anti-Semitic, and anti-American rhetoric.
One would think Omar might express a little gratitude to the country which took her in as a refuge so many years ago, paid for her food, shelter and education and made it possible for her to enjoy the full, rich and free life she has today. Instead, she feels nothing but contempt for America.
Fox News’ host Pete Hegseth picks up where I left off in the video below. He compares an Iraqi friend with whom he fought shoulder to shoulder with against Al Qaeda in Iraq. This young man has immigrated to America. He is grateful to be here and is making the most of every opportunity.
Hegseth compares his friend to Omar, whom shall we say, is less enthusiastic about America. Watch the clip. (Omar segment starts at 6:00.)