Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said what he believed nobody else had the “guts” to say concerning freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar from Minnesota. He not only talked about Omar’s effort to be able to wear her hijab on the floor of the House of Representatives, but he also addressed what he perceives as a deep seated hatred for Jews.
“Now, let’s move to Ilhan Omar. This is one of these many circumstances where nobody has the guts to say what’s really going on here, particularly in the Democrat Party.
So Ilhan Omar, she’s from Minnesota, and she won fame for demanding to be able to wear the headpiece, the hijab on the floor of the House of Representatives. And everybody, ‘Oh, sure, whatever you want! Just don’t blow us up. Whatever you want. Just don’t do any terrorism. If you want to wear it, wear it,’” Limbaugh said on his recent radio program.
Moving to the representatives feelings about Jewish people, Rush continued: “So she got the idea that nobody was gonna oppose her. She hates Jews. She’s more than an anti-Semite. She’s from Somalia. She is an Islamist. And she hates Jews. Jews are the problem in the world to her and many other people like her.
And so when the Democrats have these ceremonies where they have to pledge solidarity with Israel, well, Omar doesn’t participate. Screw you! The Jews are the problem! I’m not gonna swear allegiance to Israel!”
Limbaugh talked about the flak Rep. Omar is now getting on Twitter for suggesting that U.S. politicians were being forced to “pledge allegiance” to Israel.
“Omar, 37, was responding to a tweet from New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey when she made the alleged anti-Semitic comments Sunday. ‘I should not be expected to have allegiance/pledge support to a foreign country in order to serve my country in Congress or serve on committee,’ Omar tweeted.
“Lowey had been calling the congresswoman out for comments she reportedly made during a bookstore event last week — suggesting that pro-Israel groups were pushing lawmakers to ‘pledge allegiance to a foreign country.’ ‘Lawmakers must be able to debate w/o prejudice or bigotry,’ Lowey tweeted on Saturday. ‘I am saddened that Rep. Omar continues to mischaracterize support for Israel. I urge her to retract this statement and engage in further dialogue with the Jewish community on why these comments are so hurtful.’”
Omar let it be known that she won’t bow to Democratic threats. She responded to them on Sunday saying: “Our democracy is built on debate, Congresswoman! I should not be expected to have allegiance/pledge support to a foreign country in order to serve my country in Congress or serve on committee. The people of the 5th elected me to serve their interest. I am sure we agree on that!”
Lowey then made her position known: “No member of Congress is asked to swear allegiance to another country. Throughout history, Jews have been accused of dual loyalty, leading to discrimination and violence, which is why these accusations are so hurtful.”
Lowry wasn’t done. In response to Omar saying that she was being forced to swear allegiance to Israel, Lowry wrote: “No way, we don’t do that. But the fact that you would respond the way you did, why, it’s very hurtful ’cause it’s obvious you’re an anti-Semite.”
Now House Democrats are gonna offer a resolution Wednesday condemning anti-Semitism in response to Representative Ilhan Omar’s latest remarks on Israel. Limbaugh said: “The declaration, written by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats, comes after Omar’s new remarks suggesting American supporters of Israel are pushing people to have ‘allegiance to a foreign country.’ … A draft of the resolution does not rebuke Omar, a Somali-American and one of two Muslim women in Congress. But it sets out the history of anti-Semitism and bigotry in America.”
Limbaugh closed his segment on this topic by asking why it is necessary for the Democrat Party to continue to proclaim that there is no bigotry or racism going on in their party.
He said: “Why do they have to keep asserting this? Because the Democrat Party is the home of racism. And the Democrat Party is the home of bigotry, mean spirited bigotry.
The Democrat Party is the home of all kinds of intolerance. They invent it. And that’s why when one of their members appears to go outside the boundaries, they have to move in fast and make these assertions so that the media can continue this hoax that the Democrats are clean and pure as the wind-driven snow.”