Louis Farrakhan praised “sweetheart” Rep. Ilhan Omar for her saying she has “nothing to apologize for.”
“Ms. Omar from Somalia – she started talking about ‘the Benjamins’ and they are trying to make her apologize. Sweetheart, don’t do that. Pardon me for calling you sweetheart, but you do have a sweet heart. You sure are using it to shake the government up, but you have nothing to apologize for,” Farrakhan said during his annual Saviour’s Day address in Chicago, in comments first reported by the Washington Free Beacon.
He began by referencing Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s (D., Mich.) “impeach the mother******” line about President Donald Trump, calling it “funny language” and went on to talk about widely-condemned tweets from Omar. The congresswoman was pressured to apologize last week after a tweet was widely condemned as anti-Semitic, receiving backlash from Democratic colleagues, Jewish organizations and even Chelsea Clinton.
“Ms. Omar from Somalia – she started talking about ‘the Benjamins’ and they are trying to make her apologize. Sweetheart, don’t do that. Pardon me for calling you sweetheart, but you do have a sweet heart. You sure are using it to shake the government up, but you have nothing to apologize for,” Farrakhan said. “Israel and AIPAC pays off senators and congressmen to do their bidding, so you’re not lying, so if you’re not lying. Stop laying down. You were sent there by the people to shake up that corrupt House.”
Farrakhan then appeared to mock some of the Democratic members of Congress who condemned her remarks, specifically Rep. Gerry Connolly (D., Va.), who said Omar needed to “temper” her views. Connolly also came to her defense, however, by saying she was “new” to Congress and “young.” More
Praise from Farrakhan should be the “kiss of death.” His inane rhetoric is directed at causing violence toward the Jewish people. His comments are not protected by our Free speech rule of law because no one may promote violence with their expression of hate like he does.