Today, Democrat lawmakers were given a chance to stand up to anti-Semitism and condemn freshman US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for multiple anti-Semitic tweets.
US House members today voted on a measure that was supposed to hold Omar accountable for her anti-Semitic remarks. Although anti-Semitism is on the rise worldwide, Democrat lawmakers skirted Omar’s anti-Semitic remarks and changed the language of the measure, watering it down to make it a more broad condemnation of those who discriminate against “Latinos, Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders, and the LGBT” as well as “African-Americans, Native Americans, and other people of color, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, immigrants, and others.”
The Hill reported that Zeldin, a Jewish member of Congress who previously sparred with Omar, argued the freshman congresswoman should have been identified in the text of the resolution, noting it is not the first time the House has voted to rebuke controversial remarks that were seen as anti-Semitic.
“In January, we came to this chamber, we condemned white supremacy, we named a Republican member, we kicked that member off his committees. He can’t serve on the Small Business Committee, but this member will continue to serve on the House Foreign Affairs Committee,” he said on the floor ahead of the vote, comparing King to Omar.
“But no, now we can’t come here and just emphatically, solely, forcibly condemn anti-Semitism and name names. But if it was a Republican we would. It’s time to call out these things for what they are: pointed, bigoted, unreasonable, illegitimate, anti-Semitic.”
Cheney — a member of leadership, who currently serves as the House Republican Conference chair — said that while she stands “wholeheartedly against discrimination outlined in this resolution,” she felt it failed to address the “issue that is front and center.”
“Rep. Omar’s comments were wrong and she has proven multiple times that she embodies a vile, hate-filled, anti-Semitic, anti-Israel bigotry. She deserves to be rebuked, by name, and removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee so that there is no mistake about the values and priorities that the House stands for,” she said.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, held a press conference today in which she was asked if Rep. Ilhan Omar needs to apologize for her anti-Semitic remarks. Pelosi did everything she could to excuse the bad behavior by Omar.
Nancy Pelosi refuses to say if Ilhan Omar should apologize for her anti-Semitism, saying she doesn’t think Omar understood what she was saying.
— Stephanie Hamill (@STEPHMHAMILL) March 7, 2019
Jewish American millennials are walking away from the party who won’t condemn anti-Semitism. A new conservative group founded by millennial Jews called “Jexodus” should scare every Democrat politician, as it comes on the heels of “Blexit” another popular movement for Black Americans who looking to leave the Democrat plantation that was started by Turning Point USA Communications Director Candace Owens.
While the minority of American Jews who identify as Orthodox routinely favor the Republican Party at the ballot box, non-Orthodox Jews tend to overwhelmingly support Democrats.
Now, a new, Millennial-centric group — “Jexodus” — seeks to reverse this longstanding trend.
Per a press release from Jexodus’s soft launch at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C. last Friday, here is how the group self-describes:
We are proud Jewish Millennials tired of living in bondage to leftist politics. We reject the hypocrisy, anti-Americanism, and anti-Semitism of the rising far-left. Progressives, Democrats, and far too many old-school Jewish organizations take our support for granted. After all, we’re Jewish, and Jews vote for Democrats.
We are determined and we are unafraid to speak for ourselves. As combatants and veterans of the campus wars, we know the threat progressivism poses to Jews. We’ve had front row seats witnessing anti-Semites hide behind the thin veil of anti-Zionism. We know the BDS movement harbors deep hatred not only for Israel, but for Jews. We’re done standing with supposed Jewish leaders and allegedly supportive Democrats who rationalize, mainstream, and promote our enemies. We’d rather spend forty years wandering in the desert than belong to a party that welcomes Jew-haters like Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The 23-year-old model Elizabeth Pipko, has appeared on covers and on the pages of several magazines.
According to the New York Post– Pipko kept a secret from her industry colleagues out of fear it could derail her career: She was a Donald Trump supporter and worked full-time on his 2016 presidential campaign.
I decided to volunteer for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in the spring of 2016. I never leaned liberal or conservative, but there was something about Trump — the way he spoke and his honesty — that had me convinced he was our next president. I worked in a call center in Trump Tower. Within eight weeks, I was hired as a national volunteer services coordinator for the data team and paid $4,000 a month.
It was clear from the start that, if I wanted to survive in modeling, I couldn’t tell anyone about my new job.
Once, after working a 10-hour-day on the Trump campaign, I went to meet with my manager (who was not affiliated with a modeling agency). He and a colleague were enraged, screaming about how much they hate Trump. My manager kept saying how evil the people who work for him must be and that he would never work with anyone who supported him.
I was terrified they would find out that I was one of the so-called evil people.
So I lied and told people I was coaching ice skating — I was a competitive figure skater for seven years — whenever I was really hard at work in Trump Tower. When I ran into a modeling friend on my way there one day, I immediately hid my badge and said I was running errands.
But at every modeling job or meeting, the talk inevitably turned to Trump, and it was always high-stress.
At one shoot, the photographer came in wearing a black T-shirt with a gigantic red slash over Trump’s face. I was so unnerved, I could barely concentrate on the job at hand.
But now that it’s been two years since the election, I don’t want to keep silent any longer. Even if that means saying goodbye to modeling forever.
Pikpka’s husband Darren Centinello, is part of Trump’s digital campaign.
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Pipka met her husband, Darren Centinello (see photo below), who works on trump’s digital and social media campaign for the 2020 race. The two were recently married at Mar-a-Lago.