Nancy Pelosi Called a ‘White Supremacist’ by Justice Democrat
House speaker has come under fire from progressive Democrats in Congress
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) came under increasing pressure from progressive Democrats in Congress after she allowed a floor vote on a measure condemning anti-Semitism.
The former candidate for the "Justice Democrats," the same arm that elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY), branded Pelosi as a "white supremacist."
"Justice Democrat" Saira Rao who ran for office in Colorado, has been defending Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) after she was accused of making anti-Semitic statements, which has angered both sides.
On Tuesday, she considered the debate over whether House Democrats should approve a measure condemning anti-Semitism by comparing Pelosi to notorious white supremacist David Duke.
"I am going to unfollow anyone who posts anything positive about Nancy Pelosi," Rao tweeted.
"Nancy Pelosi is a white feminist. White feminists are white supremacists. Nancy Pelosi is a white supremacist. And if you idolize Nancy Pelosi, you may as well declare allegiance to David Duke."
Women’s March Co-Chair Linda Sarsour also slammed Pelosi on Wednesday in a lengthy Facebook post.
“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!”
“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.
Rao even approved Sarsour for her "leadership" on the issue earlier in the day.
But in response to critics, Rao doubled down:
Saira was one of Justice Democrats' 2018 candidates pic.twitter.com/vlTuFUCQFd— Peter J. Hasson (@peterjhasson) March 6, 2019
"You do realize that you are complicit in the racism you are publicly condemning, right?"
"You do realize brown and black people would greatly prefer that you OPENLY and BOLDLY call out racism when it happens rather than hold a vigil after the fact, right?" she tweeted Wednesday.
Mounting pressure on Democrats is increasing.
After the drafting of the "anti-anti-Semitism" resolution for the House floor, which denounced comments similar to Omar's, Democratic leaders abruptly pulled the measure from the vote schedule Tuesday.
They delayed the measure indefinitely "until it could be rewritten to be more intersectional: to include statements against all forms of bigotry, including Islamophobia."
Yesterday, Pelosi said that she doesn't believe Rep. Ilhan Omar's recent series of recent tweets were "intentionally anti-Semitic."
Trump also recently called for Omar to resign.
“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.