Nancy Pelosi spoke out on Thursday to finally address Ilhan Omar, House Democrat, controversy over her “dual loyalty” comments and actions as of late.
The freshman lawmaker has been making anti-semitism comments and remarks about jewish people and when Nancy addressed it she was on the defensive.
Nancy Pelosi claims, “I don’t believe it was intended in an anti-Semitic way.”
“But the fact is, if that’s how it was interpreted, we have to remove all doubt,” Pelosi added.
Pelosi and her team are working on resolution that condemns hate speech and should get a vote on the floor on Thursday.
Pelosi has made it clear she does not want Omar to be blamed or reprimanded for her actions and comments.
Nancy states, “I thought the resolution should enlarge the issue to anti-Semitism, anti-Islamophobia, anti-white supremacy, and that it should not mention her name.”
Omar has only apologized for her comments on jewish people claiming ”Wealthy Jews are buying lawmaker support for Israel,” but she has not apologized for anything else that she has said publicly.
Pelosi states that Omar does not care for what she as said, “And I feel confident that her words were not based on any anti-Semitic attitude, but that she didn’t have a full appreciation of how they landed on other people, where these words have a history and a cultural impact that may have been unknown.”
Pelosi also stated she needs to give her colleagues an explanation of why she said what she said.
— Stephanie Hamill (@STEPHMHAMILL) March 7, 2019
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