“Squad” member, and anti-Semite, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), co-sponsored a resolution affirming the right to boycott Israel, with fellow “Squad” member who placed a sticky note on a map in her office that identified “Palestine” as a nation. The U.S. does not recognize the region as a state.
The unapologetic Omar proposed the resolution earlier this week, comparing the boycott of Israel to boycotting Nazi Germany.
Omar was recently asked if she regretted one of her anti-Semitic tweets? Omar laughed, and responded by saying, “Regret is a strange word.”
Fox News is now reporting that fellow Democrats are decrying Omar’s latest resolution, co-sponsored by Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and John Lewis, D-Ga., that affirms the right to boycott as an expression of free speech — and even cites examples of boycott movements against Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and apartheid South Africa.
“Americans of conscience have a proud history of participating in boycotts to advocate for human rights abroad including … boycotting Nazi Germany from March 1933 to October 1941 in response to the dehumanization of the Jewish people in the lead-up to the Holocaust,” Omar said in the resolution introduced Tuesday.
While the resolution doesn’t explicitly name Israel or the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, she told media outlets that the resolution concerns the Jewish state.
‘We are introducing a resolution … to really speak about the American values that support and believe in our ability to exercise our First Amendment rights in regard to boycotting.’ — Ilhan Omar
“We are introducing a resolution … to really speak about the American values that support and believe in our ability to exercise our First Amendment rights in regard to boycotting,” Omar told Al-Monitor.
But Democrats, who rushed to Omar’s defense this week after Trump’s Twitter attacks that critics called racist, have once again been put in an awkward spot by Omar’s Israel criticism. Earlier this year, many Democrats condemned comments from Omar deemed anti-Semitic. Now, several members are making clear they’re not on board with her BDS resolution.