Democrats are revealing their true colors in the wake of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) anti-Semitic remarks, refusing to condemn her bigotry and deflecting blame.
However, the most stunning response came from House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) on Wednesday.
"Clyburn came to Omar’s defense Wednesday, lamenting that many of the media reports surrounding the recent controversy have omitted mentioning that Omar, who was born in Somalia, had to flee the country to escape violence and spent four years in a Kenyan refugee camp before coming to the United States,” the Hill reported.
Lest you think this controversy is being overblown, just take a look at exactly what he said.
“There are people who tell me, ‘Well, my parents are Holocaust survivors.’ ‘My parents did this.’ It’s more personal with her,” Clyburn reportedly said. “I’ve talked to her, and I can tell you she is living through a lot of pain.”
The Washington Examiner’s Phillip Klein sums it up perfectly:
“This has to be one of the more bizarre efforts to protect somebody who has repeatedly peddled the worst anti-Semitic tropes, despite multiple interventions by people explaining exactly why her words were offensive. The implication is that because Omar fled Somalia she gets a free pass to target another religious minority."
He continues: “It also in itself is deeply offensive. Remembering the Holocaust, and the oft repeated phrase ‘Never Again,’ is about making sure we're proactive about combating anti-Semitism before it manifests in ways that lead to mass slaughter.”
That is apparently something Democrats have forgotten.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top Democrats were blasted this week for not having the courage to condemn Omar's remarks, instead backing down to the extreme factions in the party.
"Pelosi and company have decided to support the most anti-Semitic wing of the party in order to shore up a political coalition. There is no principle here, just rank partisan interest," Ben Shapiro tweeted.
What has happened to the Democratic Party?