Pelosi Doing ‘Dirty Work of Powerful White Men,’ Linda Sarsour Blasts
Women’s March Co-Chair slams Democratic House Speaker
Women’s March Co-Chair Linda Sarsour has slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) as the Democrats scramble to limit damaging effects of Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-MN) anti-Semitic remarks with a resolution condemning antisemitism.
Omar, who came under fire for her anti-Jewish tirade, faced more criticism after suggesting some politicians in Washington are "pushing for allegiance" to Israel.
But some of Omar’s supporters have condemned the Democrats' move to punish the freshman congresswoman for her repeated antisemitism.
“This is why we wanted Congresswoman Barbara Lee to be the Speaker of the House and ‘progressives’ were like nah, Pelosi is a leader and omg you should see how she claps. What a clap!” Sarsour wrote in a lengthy Facebook post.
“Nancy is a typical white feminist upholding the patriarchy doing the dirty work of powerful white men. God forbid the men are upset—no worries, Nancy to the rescue to stroke their egos,” she wrote.
“I want to ask, ‘Why is it OK for me to talk about the influence of the [National Rifle Association], or fossil fuel industries or Big Pharma, and not talk about a powerful lobbying group that is influencing policy?’” the Minnesota Democrat asked during a forum at a bookstore with fellow freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
On Tuesday, Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) announced the resolution condemning antisemitism was revised to include language condemning “Islamophobia.”
The text was added after the outcry of support from Omar in the House.
But Omar is yet to comment on the resolution.
Omar was slammed by House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Eliot Engel (D-NY) last week for implying that pro-Israel politicians hold “allegiance to a foreign country.”
Engel demanded that the freshman congresswoman apologizes for her “vile antisemitic slur.”
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“I welcome debate in Congress based on the merits of policy, but it’s unacceptable and deeply offensive to call into question the loyalty of fellow American citizens because of their political views, including support for the U.S.-Israel relationship,” Engel said in a statement.
“Her comments were outrageous and deeply hurtful, and I ask that she retract them, apologize, and commit to making her case on policy issues without resorting to attacks that have no place in the Foreign Affairs Committee or the House of Representatives,” the Democrat added.
But even if Omar does apologize, there are plans to recruit a primary challenger to run against her in 2020.
“She is rapidly making herself a pariah in Congress, rather than an effective representative for her constituents,” state Sen. Ron Latz said of Omar’s recent comments.
Omar apologized for claiming that Israel had “hypnotized” the world and committed “evil doings" in a 2012 tweet.
Present Donald Trump called on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) to resign after an anti-Jewish tirade.
“I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee,” Trump said of the freshman lawmaker
Omar apologized for suggesting that U.S. support for a Jewish state is the result of funds running from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a pro-Israel lobbying group.