March 7, 2019

Division Over Omar’s Anti-Semitic Remarks Leave Dems in Disarray

Division Over Omar’s Anti-Semitic Remarks Leave Dems in Disarray

The Democratic party is completely fractured. Last week, Speaker Pelosi struggled to control moderates from joining the GOP on a floor vote. This week Democrats are divided over how to deal with freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitic comments. Speaker Pelosi introduced a resolution to condemn Omar’s hateful language, but progressives, such as AOC, are rallying to Omar’s defense. The division is playing out in the press:

Politico: Omar Uproar Swamps Pelosi

NBC News: The New Majority Experiences Some Tough ‘Growing’ Pains

The Hill: New Cracks Emerge In Dem Unity

AP: Dissent Among Dems Over Response To Omar’s Israel Remarks

Bloomberg: Anti-Semitism Fight Hijacks Democrats’ Bid To Kick Off Agenda

New York Times: Ilhan Omar Controversy Caps Weeks Of Stumbles For Democratic Leaders

Washington Post: Democratic Divide Over Omar’s Remarks Tests Pelosi’s Ability To Unify Caucus

ABC News: Democrats Fight Over Anti-Semitism Resolution, How To Respond To Rep. Ilhan Omar

Even former Obama chief of staff and Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel weighed in to condemn Omar’s rhetoric.

However, three 2020 contenders, Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, and Bernie Sanders have taken to defending Omar for her anti-Semitic remarks and even reprimanded House leadership for their handling of the situation. The far-left of the Democratic party is running this primary and now appears to be running the House.