The situation arising out of the Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D- Minn.) refusal to relent and accept that fidelity to Israel is a must has the Democrats in a tizzy. And now Donald Trump has backed leading Democrats censure of the congresswoman’s comments, which have been labeled as anti-Semitic by both parties and opinion makers and public figures. However, the public outcry has stalled the inquisition with proposals to include Islamophobia in the language as well as not to mention Rep. Omar.
To make things worst, after New York Rep Nita Lowey, a senior Democrat who chairs the powerful Appropriations Committee, blasted Omar as pressure intensified for her to backtrack, Rep. Omar had tweeted: “I should not be expected to have allegiance/pledge support to a foreign country in order to serve my country in Congress or serve on committee.”
Trump has called Omar’s remarks “a dark day for Israel.”
And not to be silenced, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (popularly called AOC) suggested in a tweet that Rep. Omar was being treated unfairly.
The situation has led to a high level of stress for the House Democratic leadership since Omar first tweeted about the power of “Benjamins.” Understandably there has been another outbreak of enhanced physiologic tremor like symptoms affecting the senior House Democrats.
It was not just Speaker Nancy Pelosi, bothered by shaking and trembling, ask the Office of Attending Physician (OAP), which serves the members’ medical needs, to send her a wheelchair. But also the entire House Democratic leadership team requested wheelchairs, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján, Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries, Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark and House foreign affairs committee chair Rep. Eliot Engel.
Pelosi, third in the line of succession after the president, and a frequent speaker at American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), is severely affected by the tremor syndrome.
Engel, the unrelenting supporter of the censure, amidst violent trembling, demands, “I am not buying into this watered down version of our resolution. How can Muslims be bracketed with my Jewish people? Did they suffer the Holocaust? Only Jews can benefit from Holocaust sympathy syndrome. Why Ilhan’s name has been dropped?
“I ask what do Democrats gain from this meltdown? My chief of staff gave me this research note that a 2018 Pew Research Center poll, found that 46 percent of Americans said they sympathized more with Israel and 16 percent with the Palestinians in their Middle East conflict.
“Nancy, you got [Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan] Greenblatt and [AIPAC executive director] Howard Kohr messages. So how can we not obey?”
Pelosi, tremblingly, says, “Eliot [Engel] I am not saying no to anything you are saying but let us assess the situation.”
Engel, nearly screaming, punches and table, and declares, “The power of Zion must prevail and America must submit.
“Nancy and Steny [Hoyer] you guys desecrated our resolution… how many Muslims you have in your constituencies? How many Muslim billionaires do we have in America? OK… OK… this Jacksonville Jaguars guy… this something Khan. Just one single Muslim American billionaire.”
Hoyer weighs in, “All of us have to act swiftly and hard. We cannot let Omar and AOC shut our tap. It is just not AIPAC and ADL… it is not hard to count. Should I give you the numbers? Don’t we know that more than half of American billionaires are Jews? These awful girls should be tutored about how to feed from the trough.”
Engel, as severely trembling as the rest of the Democratic pack, screams, “Nancy who edited our draft? Are Muslims the chosen people? How can they be bundled with Jews? I am told that they don’t claim to be such. But I am told that they are designated as the middle community. So it means that are neither Democratic, nor Republicans.
“Yes, I had to concede that Omar would keep her place on the House Foreign Affairs Committee because removing her would not solve the problem. But we should clip her wings. We should also clip AOC’s wings.
“Nancy, look across the pond and see how they slashed the prospect of [Labor Party head Jeremy] Corbyn ever becoming prime minister using the anti-Semitism weapon.
“Omar has to learn that she has to have allegiance and pledge support to Israel to stay in any position in America. And imagine that she called Israel a foreign country!
“Nancy, we should adopt the original draft of the resolution, which also includes Omar’s name. We will not allow a dark day for Israel. Both Omar and AOC must pledge allegiance and say it loud and clear that Israel is our Lord and Master.“