Speaker of the House Pelosi appointed anti-Israel radical Rep. Ilhan Omar to the House Foreign Affairs Committee despite her previous anti-Israel comments.
In a strongly-worded letter sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), representing over 1000 traditional rabbis in matters of public policy, called the appointment of Representative Ilhan Omar to the House Foreign Affairs Committee a “slap in the face” and “tantamount to saying that anti-Semitism is acceptable to the United States House of Representatives.” The CJV called for Omar to be removed from the committee, according to Israel National News.
It appears that the leadership of the Democratic Party has gone completely anti-Israel and is warming up to Jew-hatred. The appointment of Rep. Ilhan Omar to the House Foreign Affairs Committee – and the welcome extended to her by the chairman, (former) Israel-supporter Rep. Eliot Engel – confirms that the Democrats’ big tent now extends to those who believe that Jews in Israel wield magical power to “hypnotize” non-Jews into acquiescence to their “evil.” More
I finally have committee assignments and I am excited 🤗
1st choice- House Foreign Affairs Committee:
The Foreign Affairs Committee oversees all foreign assistance, national security affecting the country’s foreign policy, treaties, peacekeeping and war powers.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 17, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appointed Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) to serve on the House Foreign Affairs Committee despite anti-Israel statements made by the freshman Democrat, such as tweeting that “Israel has hypnotized the world,” and her support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.
Republicans blasted the move.
“I would love to know what changed because Democratic leaders just promoted a pro-BDS Democrat to a key committee that deals with the State of Israel,” said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). “Antisemitism has no place in Congress and certainly not on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.”
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said that by appointing Omar, “House Democrats have now just endorsed that ideology.” More
Rep. Ilhan Omar just doubled down on her claim that “Israel has hypnotized the world,” calling its behavior “evil.”
But instead of denouncing it, Democrat leadership rewarded her with a spot on the House Foreign Relations Committee. pic.twitter.com/gyGvb0Pnqt
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) January 17, 2019
Now House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is spitting in the face of Jews. This is exactly why the American people will give the house back to Republicans in 2020! Thank you, Nancy Pelosi, for your shrewd leadership.
So where is the mainstream media outrage? Oh yeah, it does not fit their narrative.