Opinion: House Democrats are soft on anti-Semitism


    (Sinclair Broadcast Group)

    Last week, far-left House Democrats successfully made a last-ditch effort to water down a resolution that was meant to specifically condemn anti-Semitic comments made by freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.

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    The American people should be deeply concerned. Democrats failed to unequivocally denounce anti-Semitism in their own party. The double standard at play here is disgusting.

    Republicans did a great job earlier this year punishing Congressman Steve King of Iowa who made deeply inappropriate remarks about white supremacy. Why has Ilhan Omar still not denounced or publicly rebuked ex-KKK Grand Wizard David Duke who called her the “most important member of the U.S. congress?”

    Conservatives such as Laura Ingraham and President Trump have disavowed unwanted endorsements from Duke and still got dragged through the mud. Yet, crickets from those on the left and in the media with a stake in Omar’s career.

    Here’s the bottom line: Why can’t Democrats do more to get rid of hate and anti-Semitism in their own ranks?

    If Democrats were a little less concerned with identity politics and more focused on doing the right thing, they would not now be the party that is, at best, soft on anti-Semitism.

    EDITOR'S NOTE: Boris Epshteyn formerly served as a Senior Advisor to the Trump Campaign and served in the White House as Special Assistant to The President and Assistant Communications Director for Surrogate Operations.

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