Chelsea Clinton took to Twitter to defend Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who has been under fire for anti-Semitic comments.
On February 12th, President Trump called for Ilhan Omar’s resignation due to Omar’s anti-Semitic comments. During a cabinet meeting, President Trump stated:
Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress. Congressman Omar, it’s terrible what she said and I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
What she said is so deep-seeded in her heart that her lame apology, and that’s what it was, it was lame, and she didn’t mean a word of it, was just not appropriate.
I think she should resign from congress frankly, but at a minimum she shouldn’t be on committees and certainly that committee.
Chelsea Clinton took to Twitter to defend Omar and to question President Trump.
Mr. President, Congresswoman @IlhanMN apologized for using an anti-Semitic trope & demonstrated leadership. When have you ever apologized for your embrace of white nationalism & your exploitation & amplification of anti-Semitic, Islamophobic, racist, xenophobic, anti-LGBTQ hate?
But Chelsea didn’t stop there. She also replied to a Tweet from Vice President Mike Pence, defending Omar.
Vice President Mike Pence Tweeted:
@IlhanMN tweets were a disgrace & her apology was inadequate. Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress, much less the Foreign Affairs Committee. Those who engage in anti-Semitic tropes should not just be denounced, they should face consequences for their words.
Chelsea replied to Vice President Pence’s Tweet:
Mr. Vice President- Congresswoman @IlhanMN apologized. She has moved on to highlighting challenges facing McDonald’s workers.
President Trump, a far more powerful person in Washington, has never apologized for his embrace of white nationalism & anti-Semitic & Islamophobic hate.
This might be a bit of a surprise seeing how Chelsea previously condemned Omar’s anti-Semitic comments.
On February 10th, Batya Ungar-Sargon Tweeted to Ilhan Omar, writing:
Please learn how to talk about Jews in a non-anti-Semitic way. Sincerely, American Jews.
Chelsea replied to the Tweet, stating:
Co-signed as an American. We should expect all elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures to not traffic in anti-Semitism.
2 thoughts on “Chelsea Clinton defends Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, calls out President Trump”
Some are trying to be so non republican, and too sensitive to our enemy, that they are going bat shit crazy. This is just absurd, and illegal. AMERICANS wake up. Let’s protect our country, and our grandchildren.
New law should read “ anyone holding congressional office has to be a natural born citizen & parents also for 3 generations.”