If Republicans seem destined to lose even when they win, the controversy of left-wing “Squad” member Rep. Ilhan Omar illustrates why.
As documented by The Free Press and elsewhere, the Minnesota Democrat has a long history of anti-Semitic and racist comments.
Her takes on Jews were so bad that for a brief time, even the House, under Democratic control and led by Nancy Pelosi, considered a resolution to denounce Omar for her open contempt of Israel and Jews generally.
Because of that, new Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy vowed to boot Omar from her perch on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
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Now reports emerge that three GOP lawmakers will defect from McCarthy and allow Omar to stay — even as she trashes the GOP as the party of Muslim-hating bigots.
According to The Daily Wire, Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado became the last of the trio to reject the idea of removing Omar from her influential post.
“I think that we should not engage in this tit-for-tat,” Buck said during an interview with Axios. He was referring to Pelosi removing GOP Rep.s Paul Gosar and Marjorie Taylor Greene from their committee assignments after they mad comments Democrats considered offensive.
Reps. Nancy Mace of South Carolina and Victoria Spartz of Indiana were already campaigning against Omar’s removal.
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Like Buck, Spartz believes that, as she said in a statement last week, “Two wrongs do not make a right.”
Mace’s objection is even more puzzling, if not mind-blowingly bizarre.
In a recent interview with Fox News, she noted, “I am not a fan of Ilhan Omar. She’s an anti-Semite. She’s a bigot. She’s a racist. She’s a socialist. But that doesn’t mean that we cancel people in this country. Republicans don’t stand for cancel culture. And that’s essentially what this is.”
She added that getting rid of Omar “sets a dangerous precedent,” even though Greene and Gosar were already blocked from committees because of their controversial comments.
Mace then asserted that there is “the First Amendment right” to spew anti-Semitism, and that it is “pretty hypocritical” for the GOP to “censor” Omar — although she could still say whatever she wanted, not just from a committee seat — when that cancel culture against Republicans on social media is being revealed on an almost daily basis.
It’s not for nothing that the GOP was once called, by one of its own, former Sen. Alan Simpson, the “Stupid Party.”
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