House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Crazytown) is full damage control mode over Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) antisemitic remarks, and apparently, this now includes Pelosi putting the onus on America for misunderstanding what Omar was actually trying to say.
According to The Hill, Pelosi implied that she doesn’t believe Omar is antisemitic, but that her words were interpreted that way.
“I don’t think that the congresswoman perhaps appreciates the full weight of how it was heard by other people, although I don’t believe it was intended in an anti-Semitic way,” Pelosi said. “But the fact is, if that’s how it was interpreted, we have to remove all doubt.”
A vote for a resolution is to be brought to the floor to condemn antisemitic hate speech, but in a seeming effort to make sure Omar isn’t singled out, and a Democrat put in political danger by being targeted, Democrats have expanded the resolution to include all hate speech.
This is a bit of an insulting statement from Pelosi when you really break it down. In the interest of keeping the radicals of the party placated, Pelosi is essentially putting the blame for Omar’s antisemitism on you and me. This in the midst of the many examples of antisemitism that Omar has exhibited.
This includes saying Israel shouldn’t get to exist as a Jewish state. Being a part of the anti-Israel BDS movement and fleeing from reporters when asked about it, and accusing Congress of being so friendly with Israel because they’re paid to be by special interest groups.
Pelosi is stuck between a rock and a hard place, as Democrats within the party are angry over Omar’s comments. Yet, the quickly growing radical sect of the Democrat party seems to be too friendly with Omar, and Pelosi must tread carefully.
As a result, we’re getting thrown under the bus as misunderstanding rubes while Omar is being declared innocent.