Nancy Pelosi’s run the Democrat caucus in the House of Representatives with an iron fist for nearly 20 years.
But Pelosi got some bad news.
And that’s because Ilhan Omar forced Nancy Pelosi to do something no one ever thought was possible.
Ilhan Omar put Democrats in a tight spot once again with her anti-Semitic comments.
In a committee hearing with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Omar equated Israel defending itself from rocket attacks to terrorist groups like Hamas and the Taliban.
“We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity. We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban,” Omar stated.
This comment was the last straw as a group of 12 Jewish Democrats put out a statement condemning Omar by name.
After initially calling these Jewish Democrats bigots that dealt in Islamophobic tropes, Omar put out a statement “clarifying” her comments.
Omar’s statement read:
“On Monday, I asked Secretary of State Antony Blinken about ongoing International Criminal Court investigations.
“To be clear: the conversation was about accountability for specific incidents regarding those ICC cases, not a moral comparison between Hamas and the Taliban and the U.S. and Israel.
“I was in no way equating terrorist organizations with democratic countries with well-established judicial systems.”
Omar got away with falsely claiming she did not compare Israel to Hamas and the Taliban because Nancy Pelosi is terrified of the “Squad.”
In speaking to reporters Pelosi did not promise to hold Omar accountable for her multiple instances of making anti-Semitic comments, but instead congratulated Omar on “clarifying” her remarks.
Fox News congressional correspondent Chad Pergram reported Pelosi saying:
“No, I don’t. I think that she clarified her remarks..we accepted that..she has a point that she wanted to make and she has a right to make that point.
“There was some unease about how it was interpreted. She made her clarification.”
This is the first time Pelosi’s shown that there is a power center in the Democrat caucus that eclipses her.
Democrats hold their narrowest margin in the House since World War 2.
Pelosi can only afford to lose four or five Democrats on any given vote before a Biden agenda item fizzles out.
There are now seven members of the “Squad” and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Cori Bush all spoke out in defense of Omar.
If Pelosi sanctioned Omar by stripping Omar of her seat in the Foreign Affairs Committee,the “Squad” could retaliate by voting against items like a so-called “infrastructure” bill because it doesn’t include enough of the socialist Green New Deal.
Since a Green New Deal could never pass the Senate and Democrats will need a united caucus to muscle this bill through Congress, Biden’s so-called “infrastructure” bill—and his presidency—would die on the spot.
That’s why critics contend Pelosi is rolling over for Omar.
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