Vice President Mike Pence condemned anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) after her extremely anti-Semitic tirade over the weekend, claiming that her apology was “inadequate” and she should “face consequences.”
“[email protected] tweets were a disgrace & her apology was inadequate,” Pence tweeted. “Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress, much less the Foreign Affairs Committee. Those who engage in anti-Semitic tropes should not just be denounced, they should face consequences for their words.”
Pence’s call for action against Omar follows President Donald Trump’s call for her to either resign from Congress or at a minimum step down from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
“Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress,” Trump said on Tuesday. “And Congresswoman Omar is, terrible what she said, I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.”
“What she said is so deep-seated in her heart, that her lame apology, and that’s what it was, it was lame, and she didn’t mean a word of it was just not appropriate,” Trump added. “I think she should resign from Congress, frankly.”
“But at a minimum, she shouldn’t be on committees, certainly that committee,” Trump concluded.
Omar, who has a long history of anti-Semitism, was also widely condemned by the leadership of the Democratic Party.
Omar’s anti-Semitic statements sparked such an intense reaction that Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján, Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries and Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark issued the following statement:
Anti-Semitism must be called out, confronted and condemned whenever it is encountered, without exception.
We are and will always be strong supporters of Israel in Congress because we understand that our support is based on shared values and strategic interests. Legitimate criticism of Israel’s policies is protected by the values of free speech and democratic debate that the United States and Israel share. But Congresswoman Omar’s use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel’s supporters is deeply offensive. We condemn these remarks and we call upon Congresswoman Omar to immediately apologize for these hurtful comments.
As Democrats and as Americans, the entire Congress must be fully engaged in denouncing and rejecting all forms of hatred, racism, prejudice and discrimination wherever they are encountered.
In a statement released on Monday, Omar tried to apologize for promoting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories and ended up promoting her anti-Semitic views even more:
Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes. My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole. We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. This is why I unequivocally apologize.
At the same time, I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics, whether it be AIPAC, the NRA or the fossil fuel industry. It’s gone on too long and we must be willing to address it.
Omar’s apology sparked even more outrage and reporters who tried to follow up with her on were met with snarky and bitter remarks.
She is definitely 5th Column and a traitor. What worries me more is that a majority of people in her district – with the same mind set – exist in large numbers. Scary. We know of the Muslim rats nest that exist around Detroit. They should be eradicated through revoking of citizenship and deported to Iran or Pakistan.
Trump and Pence are overlooking an even more important issue. Omar has violated immigration law by marrying her own sibling to assist him to gain entry to the US (which he apparently could have done on a student visa). Then, in order to effect a divorce between them, she apparently lied to the court stating she didn’t know where he was (he’d been evicted from public housing in MN and returned to the UK). That’s called perjury and is a crime.
That also violates the oath she took as a member of Congress to “preserve and defend the Constitution.” To hell with kicking her off committees! Remove her from Congress and rescind her citizenship. Send her back to Somalia, where maybe this sort of thing is acceptable, or let her go to the UK and be with the brother she fraudulently “married” to violate our immigration statutes! She can take her current hubby and kids with her.
Throw her OUT of Congress. ASAP. At the minimum, give her no vote and get her off ANY committees.
what’s to discuss?…her comments were right out of Radical Islam, there’s no place for that in Congress. This is the United States of America, it was either her or the other Muslim that refused to be sworn in on Bible, they insisted on the Koran….That’s crap….This is NOT their country of origin, I don’t care about their Muslim beliefs, America is a Christian Country.We don’t want Socialism and we don’t want to be subject to Shria law..if they don’t like it leave. She should be immediately kicked out of Congress, and her lies about President Trump NOT supporting Israel are totally unadulterated nonsense. She lies period. We don’t need more liars in Congress.
I feel she is all about her ways. We here in America have our laws of the land. One being we don’t need invasion in our country. Another dictating our ways of living by our laws. She needs to resign . We pray on the Bible she didn’t here. She is not wanted in our Politics. God Bless our great leaders. Thank you President Trump and Vice President Pence. May the Good Lord Bless your steps. I’m gteatful we live in our land of the free. And we are for sure the home of the Brave. MakingAmerica good again is not allowing Cartel and drugs, rape of women, killings. Build the wall.
Investigate Punish and Remove Islamic anti Semitic Illhan and Rashida! Their coach seems to be OBama?? Did he help get them into office?
2009, IIhan Omar at age 17, married her own brother Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, and then in 2011 she married her current spouse, Ahmed Hirsi, while married to her OWN brother!
Rashida Tlaib lied about her residency to run for office by registering to vote at a false address!
Pelosie made these two LIARS leaders in important committees as a pay back to OBama for his excessive perks while in office! Also pushing his Shadow Governments Islamic and Socialistic Agendas!
Illhan is an extremely nasty person. She seems to denigrate somebody every day. She has no business being in The Congress. The witch is against everything this country believes. She believes we deserve having terrorists in our country. I believe she is a terrorist and if she given a chance,she would act on it. She needs to be removed from the Congress and have the FBI to watch her closely.
Rashita in not much better. She is anti everything in our country. She needs to be also
Now that they have been given a platform, they are running wild, They condemn themselves with their words. We must realize that there is only one race upon this planet. That race is called the Human race.We are many cultures sharing this island in space. We must learn to come together, take care of our home, respect your own being and have that same respect for others- Stay well and all be blessed.
She should be gone from congress immediately. If this had been a Republican the dems would be howling louder than a pack of wolves. Get her gone.
Action should be held against trump cheating on his pregnant wife, his family be held accountable and trump OUTRAGEOUS racist,threats,killing,kidnapping,separating families,russia ENVOLDMENT,sex assults,bigotry,money,drug laundering,REPUBLICANS too cowardly to stand against trump regardless him as president he just another CRIMMAL getting away with bad mouthing people and getting away with anything he please.including murder.it,s a shame.if anyone should be told for their resignation it should be trump.OUTRIGHT.
How do idiots like this get elected? It is obvious that she is anti-semitic.
Omar’s apology means less than a pile of dog crap to me. She is a disgusting hateful pig. Who voted this hateful whore and why do we need to put up with her filthy mouth in congress. Deport this worthless piece of shit. Resign you filthy disgusting whore!!!!!