Former White House chief speechwriter Marc Thiessen blasted House Democrats for Rep. Ilhan Omar’s promotion to a foreign affairs committee leadership position, calling it “absolutely appalling.”
Treasonous Muslim gets a promotion
Thiessen, a Fox News contributor and a columnist at the Washington Post, made the comment on “America’s Newsroom” on Monday, calling the Congresswoman from Minnesota a “virulent anti-Semite” before pointing to several of her past statements.
Omar, 38, now in her second term in Congress after initially being elected in 2018 and then reelected last year, is a native of Somalia who emigrated to the U.S. with her family as a teenager.
On Thursday, Omar’s office confirmed she was named Vice Chair of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights, which “has jurisdiction over disaster assistance; upholding and protecting human rights; and oversight of international health issues, maternal health and child survival, the American Red Cross, the Peace Corps, and regional lending institutions.”
In a statement, Omar, who previously served as a member on the subcommittee during the 116th Congress, said, “Upholding basic human rights around the world is a core priority for me and the Fifth District of Minnesota.”
“When we prioritize endless war and conflict over protecting and investing in our communities here at home, we all suffer,” she continued. “As someone who represents a large African diaspora community and the first African-born immigrant to serve in Congress, I am particularly excited to play a leadership role in overseeing our international aid and foreign policy on the continent.”
— Joydeep Roy (@IjoydeepRoy) September 11, 2020
Radical Democrat serving in House of Representatives
The news about Omar came a little more than a week after a U.S. Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas, unveiled a bill to remove the Democrat Omar from the Foreign Affairs panel – apparently in response to GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, a controversial first-term lawmaker known for her support of the QAnon conspiracy theory, recently being removed from her committee assignments over some past comments, The Hill reported.
On Monday, Thiessen said that Omar “is a woman who said that when people call Israel democracy I ‘almost chuckle’” and that “Israel has hypnotized the world.”
Thiessen was referencing Omar’s tweet from 2012 where the Democrat wrote, “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”
Omar came under fire once again in 2018 for a flip-flop after her election victory on whether she supports the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) movement against the Jewish state.
During the campaign, she told a group of Jewish voters in her home state that the boycott of Israel was “counteractive” and “not helpful in getting that two-state solution” – an indication she was against the BDS movement at the time.
Shortly after her election victory, she came out unequivocally in support of the boycott movement. “Ilhan believes in and supports the BDS movement, and has fought to make sure people’s right to support it isn’t criminalized,” her campaign said.