Kevin McCarthy asks Dems to denounce alleged anti-Semitic remarks: ‘This will not be the end of this.’
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats on Friday for refusing to denounce what the GOP is characterizing as the anti-Semitic views of some freshman Democratic lawmakers.
I think when they stay silent, they are just as guilty,” McCarthy said Friday, according to The Washington Post. “I think this will not be the end of this.”https://t.co/R4vYpfFpQE
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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., tore into House Democrats on Friday for what he alleged was a lack of action against Democratic freshman lawmakers for alleged anti-Semitic remarks they made in recent weeks, comparing the situation to what the country experienced during World War II.
Two lawmakers, Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., have come under fire for controversial comments.
Tlaib, last month, questioned if Senate Republicans were more loyal to Israel than the United States. Following a report that GOP leaders were planning to introduce a bill that would punish companies that participate in the so-called “Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions” (BDS) global movement against Israel, Tlaib said the GOP members “forgot what country they represent.”
That remark came just days after Tlaib vowed to “impeach the mother—-er,” in a reference to President Trump.
Omar, meanwhile, recently faced backlash after she compared Israel to Iran, adding that she “almost chuckle(s)” when the Jewish state is labeled a democracy.
“And we still uphold it as a democracy in the Middle East I almost chuckle because I know that if we see that any other society we would criticize it, call it out,” the lawmaker continued. “We do that to Iran, we do that to any other place that sort of upholds its religion. And I see that now happening with Saudi Arabia and so I am aggravated, truly, in those contradictions.” More
Someone needs to publicly take Nancy Pelosi to task and demand she justify placing someone so grossly inexperienced and openly anti-Semite and anti-Israel to the House Foreign Affairs Committee as Ilhan Omar.
Do you really think that Democrats will apologize for anything? They are hypocrites and self-serving professional politicians only interested in their own reelection and power.
If there was enough of an outcry, they might take action to censure them but only to protect themselves.