Earlier this year when freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar was spewing anti-Semitic tropes on the floor of the House, for which she ended up receiving a nearly imperceptible slap on the wrist, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer spoke up in an effort to set the record straight about America’s alliance with the lone democracy in the Middle East. During a speech at American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) 2019 conference, he said:
I am an American who believes passionately in the idea of Israel, in the State of Israel, and in the essential right of Jews to have a place of sanctuary in their homeland after millennia of hatred, prejudice, exclusion, dehumanization, and attempted annihilation. The State of Israel, founded upon that profound and transcendent premise, must never be allowed to fail.
I stand with Israel, proudly and unapologetically. So, when someone accuses American supporters of Israel of dual loyalty, I say: accuse me. …
Many Americans from all over the ideological spectrum agreed that Omar’s dual loyalty accusation was odious. But as it turns out, Omar is a believer in dual loyalty after all. Watch and learn:
“You guys have the ability to impact where our nation is headed….”
“Not only HERE–in the United States–but even in OUR NATION BACK HOME.”
This is Ilhan Omar during a speech at the Revolution Somali Youth League in 2015:
— Jack Murphy (@RealJack) July 19, 2019
Omar is not only an anti-Semite but a hypocrite. Yes, she may be an American citizen, as many on the Left have argued in recent days. But she exemplifies the worst possible traits that go hand in hand with that honor.