[Ed. – Double standard]
When Republicans finally acted to disassociate their caucus from Representative Steve King (R., Iowa) because of his extremism, his defenders claimed he was an innocent victim of political correctness. Of course, King was guilty of statements and actions that, in addition to crossing a moral line, tarnished the good name of the GOP. But even if King’s punishment was appropriate — a House resolution passed almost unanimously that condemned white nationalism, as well as the Republican leadership stripping him of his committee assignments — it demonstrated a double standard.
Only days after the GOP banished him from House committees, Democrats rewarded one of their own with a coveted assignment despite her record of hate speech: Representative Ilhan Omar’s (D., Minn.) embrace of anti-Semitic stereotypes and a BDS movement that is steeped in hatred of Jews wasn’t enough to dissuade Democratic leadership from giving her a spot on the House Foreign Relations Committee.
Omar was a featured member of the 2018 freshman class, in which a record number of women were elected to Congress. She also became the first Somali-American immigrant elected to the House of Representatives. …