For years his enemies have accused Congressman Steve King (R-IA) of being a racist. Despite all proof to the contrary, they finally took some quotes taken out of context from the New York Times and said, “SEE!!!” If they had proof he was a racist, they would have brought it out before the election in November. But they don’t. All they can do is misquote him.
Fast forward to February. Freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) makes antisemitic statements, just as she has for years. The Democrats in the house do absolutely nothing about it. March: Omar makes more antisemitic statements.
Journalists ask Omar to denounce antisemitism. She refuses. Democrats do nothing. Let’s examine the timeline comparing the accusations against King and those against Omar:
January 10: NYT interview published calling Steve King a white supremacist.
January 11: Steve King denounces white supremacy on the house floor, stating he is NOT a white supremacist.
January 14: Steve King removed from all committee assignments.
January 15: House passes resolution denouncing white supremacy (and by implication, Steve King)
Five days. That’s how long it took.
February 10: Omar tweets criticism of Jews generally and Israel specifically.
February 11: Democrat leadership (including Pelosi) criticize the tweets calling them antisemitic and “deeply offensive.”
February 12: Omar says, “I am grateful for Jewish allies…”This is taken as an apology. No action is taken.
February 27: Omar makes vaguely antisemitic comments again.
March 3: Omar is criticized by House members for her antisemitism.
March 6: Omar repeatedly refuses to deny her antisemitism.
February 10th to March 7th is 25 days. Twenty-five days and no action has been taken against this blatant racist bigot in the House.
At what point will Pelosi and the Democrats pass a resolution against antisemitism like they did with white supremacy?
At what point will Omar be removed from HER committee assignments?
Either we need some consistency here or there’s a bunch of people that owe Congressman King an apology. Maybe both.