Pelosi defends Ilhan Omar, says Dems have ‘no taint’ of anti-Semitism

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Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi continued her protection of freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar in an interview Tuesday, insisting there isn’t any “taint” of anti-Semitism within the Democratic Celebration.

“I don’t suppose that the congresswoman is anti-Semitic. I wouldn’t even put these in the identical class,” Pelosi stated throughout an interview with CNN in Dublin, Eire.

She then spoke concerning the Democratic Celebration as an entire, denying anti-Semitism performs any position within the social gathering.

“We’ve got no taint of that within the Democratic Celebration,” she stated within the interview.

“Simply because they need to accuse anyone of that doesn’t imply that we take that bait.” she added.

Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, has made two controversial statements about Israel since she was elected to Congress, together with saying the AIPAC foyer was “all concerning the Benjamins” and that supporters of Israel should pledge allegiance to the nation.

Final week, a video of Omar surfaced that confirmed her describing the 9/11 terrorist assault as “some individuals did one thing.”

Conservatives harshly criticized her, together with President Trump, who tweeted a video overlaying her feedback with footage of the 9/11 assaults.

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