Why Won’t Democratic Leadership Condemn Rep. Omar’s Anti-Semitism?

The new Democratic majority’s blatant anti-Semitism reached new lows last night when Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) invoked yet another anti-Semitic trope by claiming that policymakers are bought and paid for by money from Jewish donors.

Per POLITICO: Omar tweeted, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” followed by a music emoji, which suggested that money was calling the tune for McCarthy.

Omar doubled down and reiterated that the money influencing policy comes from “AIPAC!,” and continued by retweeting a tweet that singled out Sheldon Adelson to question whether Republicans act “out of sincere commitment to the wellbeing of us Jews.”

Silence from the highest levels of Democratic Leadership on this issue speaks for itself: “Democratic leadership offices didn’t respond Sunday evening to requests for comment on Omar’s statements.”

If David Duke is willing to speak out in support of Omar’s comments, why won’t Democratic Leadership speak out against them?

“Condemning anti-Semitism whenever and wherever it rears its ugly head is a no-brainer. Why are Democratic Leaders silent in the face of rank bigotry within their own ranks?” said Congressional Leadership Fund VP Zach Hunter.