In a somewhat surprising announcement, Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has managed to infiltrate the leadership of a new Congressional caucus.
Omar will be a charter member of the newly created House Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations.
An Interesting Choice
The bipartisan committee, ironically, was co-founded by one of Omar’s biggest enemies in the House, Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY). The other co-founders of the new caucus are Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich) and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL).
Those three along with Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) will co-chair the caucus. The goal of the caucus is to strengthen the bond between African-American and Jewish communities.
Omar announced her decision to join the caucus on Wednesday night via Twitter…
This is an interesting choice for Omar due to the fact it was Zeldin that earlier appealed to House members to censure Omar and hold her accountable for her anti-Semitic remarks.
The irony was not lost on Omar. She tweeted a message early Thursday afternoon to set the record straight…
It is pretty ironic that Omar is the one saying Zeldin needs to learn and grow when she is the one that has come under considerable scrutiny for her comments.
The fact the caucus is accepting her goes to show there really is no accountability in Congress these days. Omar is being put on a committee to work towards a better bond with the very community she has insulted time and time again.
Her negative comments are not just limited to her time in Congress, either. Omar’s Twitter account pre-Congress is littered with anti-Semitic comments. Also, let’s not forget the fact she has just been found guilty of violating campaign finance laws.
Zeldin himself also needs to be held accountable for even having Omar as a part of his caucus.
He has repeatedly asked her to be removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, but is for some reason willing to accept her in this caucus? It just makes no sense.