The Dem leadership is scared of its base, these newly minted Islamos in Congress represent that base. Jewish Democrats have been sold out, and now, they either have to keep quiet or jump ship…
With Ilhan Omar, the real focus is the Democratic leadership
In a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Wednesday, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) had an exchange with veteran diplomat Elliott Abrams that has to be seen to be believed. Abrams was recently appointed as special envoy for Venezuela and was at the House committee hearing to discuss that topic.
It is precise and fair to say that Omar attacked Abrams, suggesting outright that his testimony could not be trusted, alleging that he was complicit in “genocide” in the 1980s, and demanding the radical left’s patented “yes or no!” answers to absurdly loaded questions. (Shorter and longer clips below.)
Abrams pointed out that Omar gave him no chance to defend himself after leveling her charge about his credibility. She quite obviously had no intention of agreeing to any rules of fairness in that regard. She overrode his concern and made it clear he was supposed to sit silent and take a verbal beating.
A lot of people are missing the point on this little episode. Some are commenting on Omar’s halting delivery and pronunciation. Others suggest she has no idea what she’s talking about, when she makes the 30-plus-year-old “genocide” charge against Abrams.
Still others observe that Abrams is Jewish, and a strong supporter of Israel.