Nancy Pelosi Defends Ilhan Omar: Not ‘Intentionally Antisemitic’


Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) defended Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Wednesday, telling reporters that while Omar had made anti-Jewish remarks in recent weeks, she had not been “intentionally antisemitic.”

Pelosi’s remarks were reported by Jake Sherman of Politico, after a meeting of House Democrats “erupted into a full-scale brawl” over disagreements about a resolution condemning antisemitism, according to the Washington Post. Pelosi had planned a vote on the resolution Wednesday, but party leaders postponed even a watered-down version after some members objected. Democratic Party leaders could not say if or when a vote would happen.

Pelosi’s contention that Omar had not been “intentionally antisemitic” contradicts a recent timeline of events, which suggests that Omar was well aware that her comments about Israel were perceived to have crossed a crucial line: To read the rest of this article, which includes a bullet-pointed list of some of Omar’s anti-Jewish remarks, click HERE.

 

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Jokes Jewish People Are ‘Without Rhythm’

If Andrew Cuomo were a Republican, this would be on the front pages of all the mainstream print media and non-stop, 24/7 on the fake news networks including NBC, CBS, ABC CNN and MSNBC, maybe even Fox News.

by Tre Goins-Phillips

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), a Catholic, spoke at a Baptist church in Harlem over the weekend and joked about Jewish people.

“I want you to know as a matter of full disclosure, I am a Catholic. Catholics basically believe the same teachings that Baptists believe,” he said. “We just do it without the rhythm. But we try. We are not as without rhythm as some of our Jewish brothers and sisters.”

Cuomo made the comments at Mount Neboh Baptist Church, a predominantly black church, according to the New York Post.

The liberal governor went on to single out Democratic politico Hank Sheinkopf, a former campaign adviser who became an Orthodox rabbi in 2011. Sheinkopf, wearing a yarmulke, was sitting in the front row. Continue reading at IGR.com.