Rep. Ilhan Omar once again mocked ‘The View’ host Meghan McCain after being called out for anti-Semitic statements in the wake of a deadly shooting at a California synagogue.
“I do think when we are having conversations about anti-Semitism we should be looking at the most extreme on both sides, and I would bring up Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and some of her comments that got so much attention,” McCain said on Sunday, following the shooting which killed one woman and wounded the synagogue’s rabbi and two others.
Omar has a well-documented career of bigotry which includes references to Israel as “evil,” comparisons of Israel to Iran, repeated anti-Semitic tropes, and support of the BDS movement.
The Democrat party, when presented with an opportunity to condemn her anti-Semitism, chose instead to present a watered-down resolution denouncing different forms of generic ‘hate,’ failing to mention Omar specifically.
In one sense, McCain is right. Omar’s comments got a lot of attention for their unabashed bigotry. But in another sense, they didn’t get enough attention because Democrats refused to call it what it was.
McCain added that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi “wasn’t hard enough in her response to [Omar] trafficking in anti-Semitic language.”
Emboldened by that lack of action, Omar mocked McCain’s concerns saying, “Oh, bless her heart.”
Oh, bless her heart! https://t.co/ynlQEes8d4
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 29, 2019
Omar, McCain Feud Continues
This isn’t the first time the disgusting anti-Semitic Representative has taken aim at McCain.
After the Democrat resolution passed with Omar’s complete support, she mocked McCain and her father, the late Arizona Senator John McCain, on social media.
Early last month, Meghan made a tearful statement about Omar’s “very dangerous” anti-Semitic comments.
“It is very dangerous, very dangerous,” McCain said. “What Ilhan Omar is saying is very scary to me and is very scary a lot of people. And I don’t think you have to be Jewish to recognize that.”
Omar responded by sharing a tweet that mocked John McCain for his “bomb Iran” joke and the choice of Sarah Palin as a vice presidential candidate in 2008.
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) March 8, 2019
“Retweeting trash like this is beneath a sitting member of Congress, as is her blatantly anti-Semitic rhetoric,” McCain shot back. “The Democratic Party looking the other way only helps Trump’s re-election efforts in 2020.”
Little more than a month later, President Trump offered words of reassurance that anti-Semitism is not to be tolerated in America.
“We forcefully condemn the evils of anti-Semitism and hate, which must be defeated,” he said.
Now if only the Democrat party would get on board with that notion.