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Washington - Kevin McCarthy Promises ‘action’ To Call Out Ilhan Omar And Rashida Tlaib

Published on: February 9, 2019 10:00 PM
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Rashida Tlaib, left, of Detroit and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota could be the first female Muslims to serve in Congress. (Photo: Tlaib's Facebook page, Tlaib's Facebook page)Rashida Tlaib, left, of Detroit and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota could be the first female Muslims to serve in Congress. (Photo: Tlaib's Facebook page, Tlaib's Facebook page)

Washington - The Republican leader in the U.S. House of Representatives said he would take action against two Democrats who have sharply criticized Israel if the Democratic majority did not do so.

“If they do not take action I think you’ll see action from myself,” Kevin McCarthy of California, the minority leader, said according to Capitol Hill reporters writing for a number of newspapers. “This cannot sustain itself. It’s unacceptable in this country.”

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McCarthy noted that he had recently taken action to isolate Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, who has long associated with white supremacists. The precipitating event for McCarthy was when King wondered in an interview why terms like “white supremacy” were stigmatized.

Statements by freshmen Democrats Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota were equal to King’s and “more so”, McCarthy said. He did not say what action he might initiate against them.

It’s not clear what statements McCarthy particularly found offensive, but both lawmakers embrace the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting Israel, and both have been accused of tweets that cross the line to anti-Semitism: Tlaib in January when she appeared to accuse senators of dual loyalty for advancing a bill that would protect states penalizing commerical Israel boycotts; and Omar in 2012 when she said Israel was “hypnotizing” the world. Omar has in recent days apologized multiple times for that tweet.

Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, the House speaker, has not spoken out against the pro-BDS positions or the controversial statements of Tlaib and Omar, although a number of other Democratic leaders have, including Reps. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., the chairman of the House Middle East subcommittee, and Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee.



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 Feb 09, 2019 at 10:09 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

Eliot Engel looks like he'll collapse any second and he is a liberal lap dog of pelosi

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 Feb 09, 2019 at 10:09 PM Hiymishclown Says:

Why are those lowlifes, so-called-friends-of-Israel, Schumer and Nadler quiet about this? If they can flap their gums about Trump's supposed "collusion" why can't they show the same outrage over these two anti-semites? Luzzen zay bayder liggin in drehrd.

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 Feb 09, 2019 at 10:29 PM rachelw Says:

Crazed Pali Muslims infiltrating Congress. Only in America, folks, only in America.

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 Feb 09, 2019 at 10:32 PM amerikaner Says:

they should be thrown outta Congress together with the Communist Ocassio

they're not only Anti-Israel THEY'RE ANTI-AMERICAN

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 Feb 09, 2019 at 11:15 PM Educated Archy Says:

Reply to #2  
amerikaner Says:

they should be thrown outta Congress together with the Communist Ocassio

they're not only Anti-Israel THEY'RE ANTI-AMERICAN

How are they ANTI AMERICAN?

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 Feb 10, 2019 at 12:05 AM Anonymous Says:

This is the best the dems have to offer?It's a sad party. The party of slavery and anti semitism is showing their true colors. It's a shame they high jacked a party I once proudly supported.

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 Feb 10, 2019 at 06:42 AM ATTENTION VIN EDITORS! Says:

Check your software. You have 2 #1 comments, 2 #2 comments, etc.

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 Feb 10, 2019 at 07:53 AM Phineas Says:

Reply to #1  
Hiymishclown Says:

Why are those lowlifes, so-called-friends-of-Israel, Schumer and Nadler quiet about this? If they can flap their gums about Trump's supposed "collusion" why can't they show the same outrage over these two anti-semites? Luzzen zay bayder liggin in drehrd.

My guess is they are afraid to make in a Jewish-Muslim issue. They may want a non-Jewish member of Congress to lead the response. Still not ok but they need to respond without the left wing faction responding by ramping up BDS support and rallying around these two.

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 Feb 10, 2019 at 09:09 AM Anonymous Says:

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amerikaner Says:

they should be thrown outta Congress together with the Communist Ocassio

they're not only Anti-Israel THEY'RE ANTI-AMERICAN

America First. Our new enemy's are Canada, France, most of Europa and unfortunately ISRAEL. Once a meshugeneh calls Canada and other democracies the Enemy, Israel is not far behind. We knew this is coming. Thank you President Trump and the Yiden who voted for him. Nixon was followed by Carter, Trump bu AOC.

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 Feb 10, 2019 at 09:51 AM Secular Says:

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Educated Archy Says:

How are they ANTI AMERICAN?

If you are triggered by the phrase “ Make America Great Again “
then you are Anti American

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 Feb 10, 2019 at 10:46 AM StevenWright Says:

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Educated Archy Says:

How are they ANTI AMERICAN?

True, they are not "anti" what American has com to mean in this day and age. They are, however, anti-[some of the founding fathers' idea of] American.

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 Feb 10, 2019 at 12:15 PM yamsar Says:

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StevenWright Says:

True, they are not "anti" what American has com to mean in this day and age. They are, however, anti-[some of the founding fathers' idea of] American.

How so?

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 Feb 10, 2019 at 12:29 PM Liepa Says:

Get rid of the shrew, pelosi, she's the problem not the solution !!!

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 Feb 10, 2019 at 01:07 PM Anonymous Says:

Why does only one of these Congresswomen wearing a schmatter on her head, instead of both of them?

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 Feb 10, 2019 at 01:46 PM Anonymous Says:

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yamsar Says:

How so?

Check your IQ level if you can't figure it out yourself.

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 Feb 10, 2019 at 01:51 PM lazy-boy Says:

why doesn't anyone read the Koran? I did, and it is filled with declarations that Islam must take over the world.

So much for democracy....

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 Feb 10, 2019 at 02:52 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Why does only one of these Congresswomen wearing a schmatter on her head, instead of both of them?

It's schmatte not schmatter.

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 Feb 10, 2019 at 03:22 PM yamsar Says:

Reply to #11  
Anonymous Says:

Check your IQ level if you can't figure it out yourself.

Check your intellectual integrity if that’s your only response.

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 Feb 10, 2019 at 06:46 PM Educated Archy Says:

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Educated Archy Says:

How are they ANTI AMERICAN?

American means to stand up for democracy and those that stand with us. Paestianins hate democracy and free ideals. Just last week they brutally murdered and abused a jewish girl. Palestinains are anti women and treat them like trash. And they are murderers. Those who don't stand with people and countries that support opur ideals are ANTI AMERICAN. Those that support countries that choose terror over freedom and that promote killing others and mistreatment are ANTI AMERICAN.

Got it coward loser???

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