The Democrats’ refusal to condemn anti-Semite Ilhan Omar seems to be getting worse. On Thursday, Democrat 2020 candidate and Senator, Cory Booker flat out refused to comment on Omar during a press briefing.
“Any questions? Anybody?” asked Booker.
“Regarding the controversy surrounding Congresswoman Omar,” began one reporter.
“Can we do off-topic questions when we finish? I will happily stand and talk with you about that… No questions on that? Then I’m going to end this press conference,” said Booker.
Booker abruptly ended the press conference after no one asked a question that was “on topic.”
Seriously? Instead of condemning Omar, Booker ignores the “difficult” questions that really shouldn’t be that difficult to answer. We have seen this trend where Democrats are refusing to condemn Omar after her anti-Semitic comments because they are afraid of dividing their party.
Cory Booker isn’t the only Democrat who is avoiding the condemnation of the anti-Semite. At first, it seemed that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was going to condemn Omar but after receiving push back from other Democrats, she began to backtrack.
In a recent interview, Pelosi stated that she doesn’t think that Omar’s comments were “intentionally anti-Semitic.”
Check out what the National Review reported:
Pelosi’s comment, which was reported by Politico, came hours after House Democrats sparred in a closed-door meeting over a resolution condemning religious bigotry intended at least partially in response to Omar’s comments. A number of Omar’s fellow progressives lashed out at Pelosi and suggested their older colleagues were making a politically costly mistake by rebuking Omar.
“We’ve individually and collectively already responded to the fact that we oppose all ‘-isms’ that do not treat people in this country fairly and justly,” Representative Bonnie Watson-Coleman (D., N.J.) said during the meeting, according to the Washington Post. “To continue to engage in this discussion is simply an opportunity to give both the media and Republicans distractions from our agenda. We’ve got important work to do.”
Pelosi seems to care more about the “politics” of the situation than Omar’s anti-Semitic comments which is why she is failing to condemn the congress woman. Many people think that Pelosi is afraid to disagree with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who is also defending Omar because she doesn’t want to create a divide in the party.
Cory Booker seems to have a different strategy around the topic. Unlike Nancy Pelosi who doesn’t think Omar was “unintentionally” being anti-Semitic, Booker thinks the best way around the subject is to just not answer questions.
The more that Democrats fail to condemn Omar, the better the Republicans chances look in 2020. This radical far-Left agenda is going way too far. Democrats are more concerned about keeping their party together, instead of doing the right thing and condemning the anti-Semite. For the party who attacks Trump daily for being “racist” even though there is no proof of racism, it’s interesting how they have such a hard time condemning one of their own who is blatantly being anti-Semitic.