Wednesday, March 6, 2019

I hate it when that happens

The Democrats are unhappy with each other.
Thanks to Ilhan Omar's comments on Israel, some want to condemn her.
Some want to defend her and condemn leadership for bringing a resolution to condemn Omar.
That moment of frustration reflects widespread anxiety in the caucus over how to handle the latest bout of remarks from Omar — one of the first Muslim women to serve in Congress — after she suggested that pro-Israel advocates had “allegiance” to Israel. The remarks offended multiple top Democrats, who said it alluded to painful, decades-old stereotypes that Jews had “dual loyalties.”
Multiple Jewish lawmakers, including Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) stood up in the caucus meeting to explain why Omar’s latest remarks were so offensive and potentially dangerous. But other Democrats — including a Jewish lawmaker — stood up to defend Omar and say they didn’t see the remarks as deeply offensive.
So much hate on the Democratic side.

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