Unlike Democrats in Washington, everyday Americans are not letting Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn) anti-Semitic words slide.
Hundreds of patriotic Americans lined the streets outside a fundraiser for the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to protest Rep. Omar’s appearance at the event.
The Friends You Choose
Even amid all the scrutiny she is facing over her offensive remarks, Omar made an appearance at a CAIR function in California on Saturday night.
As if that was not bad enough on its own, another speaker scheduled to appear alongside Omar was Hassan Shibly, who has publicly proclaimed his support for known-terrorist organizations.
It would seem to be a no-brainer that an American congresswoman should not be appearing alongside someone like this.
That seems to not be the case when it comes to Omar — but if these protests are any indication, the tides could soon be turning for the freshman Democrat.
Questions Need Answering
Still, that won’t happen until major players in the media — including Fox News — step up.
Judge Jeanine Pirro was apparently suspended by Fox News over comments she made questioning Omar’s allegiance to the Constitution.
The network also issued a statement disavowing Pirro’s comments. But that may have been premature.
Indeed, they may want to rethink what they said now, as Omar is clearly aligning herself to radicals that are anti-American.
Meanwhile, Democratic Party leadership is also going to have to seriously think about how much effort they are going to spend on defending Omar ahead of 2020.
Right now, she is bringing the party nothing but negative coverage, something Democrats simply can’t afford if they expect to unseat President Trump.