The information regarding Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) secret meeting to talk about anti-Semitism has just been revealed and let’s be honest… they are not looking good at all.
Here is more from Free Beacon:
A meeting of Democratic lawmakers about anti-Semitism in the party included anti-Semitic jokes and unapologetic members of Congress, the Washington Post reports.
In the wake of anti-Semitic comments from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) and several closed-door conferences by Democrats to discuss related issues within the party, Rep. Andy Levin (D., Mich.), a former synagogue president, organized a meeting as “a more formal event that would focus on anti-Semitism.” The March 5 meeting of Muslim and Jewish lawmakers was a “moment meant to be about listening and learning” about the “raw experiences” of the elected officials, according to the Post.
Levin invited Omar and her allies Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ayanna Pressley (Mass.), and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) to attend.
During the meeting, some Democratic members “admitted they didn’t know what anti-Semitism looks like,” according to the Post.
Levin invited Bend the Arc to join in the meeting. Bend the Arc is a far left group founded by George Soros’ son, Alex.
Here they are attacking the U.S. government as being built on “Islamophobic policies.”
That didn’t go over well, however.
When a Bend the Arc organizer in the room made a joke “about Jews and money,” Rep. Jahana Hayes (D., Conn.) questioned why the facilitator could talk like that when someone like Hayes could not. She later told the Post no one should be making comments of the sort.
“It’s not okay,” Hayes said when asked about the specific exchange. “These [sorts of jokes] are off-limits. It’s confusing for someone like me who is trying to learn.” They didn’t bring up the Omar question until almost two hours into the meeting.
Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN), who is Jewish and representing a neighboring Minnesota district, asked Omar to apologize for her anti-Semitic comments and “publicly affirm Israel’s right to exist and protect itself.”
Phillips’s request that Omar support the right of Jews to exist in the Jewish state and in the United States “stunned the three Muslim Democrats in the room.”
Omar did not reply to the Jewish member’s request. Instead, one of her allies responded by changing the subject to the Palestinians. Tlaib “grew emotional and started to cry as she spoke of her grandmother’s suffering in the West Bank at the hands of Israelis,” according to the Post.
Tlaib has faced her own accusations of anti-Semitism because of her dual loyalty comments about pro-Israel lawmakers.
That deflected the question and caused Phillips to hug Tlaib.
Then other members said they were offended by Phillips’ request.
Some members, rather than respecting Phillips’s concern for the American Jewish community, made it about race. They “saw racial undertones in Phillips’s comments, offended that a wealthy white businessman representing an affluent suburban community was suggesting a black refugee such as Omar incited fear.”
Tlaib has claimed that the criticism of Omar is really a form of Islamophobia not criticism of Omar’s anti-Semitism.
When asked by the WaPo, Tlaib and Omar refused to comment about the meeting.