Omar came under criticism for tweets that grouped the US and Israel with Hamas and the Taliban
white House There is silence on the bitter quarrel between the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosic, the Democratic Leadership and Delegation. ilhan umri On his recent comments about the US and Israel.
Omar, a two-time Progressive Representative from Minnesota, has come under criticism over his Monday tweet that grouped the US and Israel with terrorist groups such as Hamas and the Taliban. She wrote that everyone had committed “unimaginable atrocities”. The tweet was strongly condemned by members from both sides.
Top Dems Slam Ilhan Omar for US, Compare Israel to Terrorist Groups: ‘No Moral Equity’
Omar later retracted the remarks on Thursday, saying she was “in no way comparing terrorist organizations with democratic countries with well-established judicial systems.”
After Omar’s clarification, the House Democratic leadership said in a statement That “false parallels between democracies such as the US and Israel and groups involved in terrorism such as Hamas and the Taliban create prejudice and undermine progress toward a future of peace and security for all.”
“We welcome Congresswoman Omar’s clarification that there is no moral equivalence between the US and Israel and Hamas and the Taliban,” the statement continued.
But this did not end the matter.
Dem fight reaches new level after Omar called colleagues’ criticism ‘Islamophobic’
Michigan Representative Rashida Tlaib took a jibe at her party’s leadership after the statement was released on Thursday afternoon. Tlaib, who has his own history of controversial comments, said Democratic leaders “should be ashamed” of their treatment of Omar and other “congressmen of color”.
The second term of Congress wrote, “Freedom of expression does not exist for Muslim women in Congress. The benefit of the doubt does not exist for Muslim women in Congress. Shame on the House Democratic leadership at the relentless, exclusive tone policing of Congress women.” of color.”
Omar also saw his colleagues from “The Squad”—a small group of newly progressive House members—reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and Representative Corey Bush of Missouri also lashed out at their party leaders on Thursday.
“Very sick and tired of constant slander, intentional misogyny, and public targeting [Omar] Coming from our caucus,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “He has no concept about the dangers of leapfrogging to promote targeted news cycles around and around private conversations.”
Bush accused members of his own party of “anti-Blackness and Islamophobia”.
“stop attacking [Omar]. Stop attacking us,” Bush said. “I’m not surprised when Republicans attack black women for standing up for human rights. But when it’s Democrats, it’s especially hurtful. We are your colleagues. Talk to us directly. Enough against blackness and Islamophobia.”
Meanwhile, the White House has so far remained silent on the ongoing civil war between “The Squad” and the Democratic congressional leadership. Press officials did not respond to Granthshala News’ request for comment on the ongoing feud. President Biden is currently on a diplomatic visit to Europe.
While Omar’s fellow “squad” members rallied in his defense, his original tweet drew criticism from nearly a dozen House Democrats, all of whom are Jewish.
“Comparing the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban is as offensive as it is misleading,” the group of Democrats said in the statement. The signatories included Reps. Brad Schneider, D-Ill.; Brad Sherman, D-California.; Josh Gottheimer, DNJ; Jake Auchincloss, D-Mass.; and Ted Dutch, D-Fla.
Sherman too issued Her own, standalone release was “reportable” and quipped that “she believes Hamas is guilty of ‘unimaginable atrocities'” against the US and Israel for her “outrageous and clearly false statements”.
Granthshala News’ Tyler Olson contributed reporting