Feigning ignorance, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour Tuesday that she doesn’t know what Rep. Ilhan Omar said regarding the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
Omar caused a furor when video surfaced of her dismissing 9/11 as “some people did something,” followed by an old clip in which she compared America and the United States army to groups such as Al Qaeda or Hezbollah.
President Trump kept the focus on Omar (D-MN) by tweeting a video of the controversial comments mixed with footage from the attack.
Pelosi actually demanded Trump take down the video and claimed it was an incitement to violence against the freshman Democrat. She even discussed increased security for Omar with the House Sergeant-at-Arms.
Yet during the interview with Amanpour, she doesn’t seem to know what Omar had even said.
When asked about Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar’s comments on 9/11, Speaker Nancy Pelosi tells Christiane Amanpour, “I don’t even know what was said.” pic.twitter.com/6cnrWdnxnr
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) April 16, 2019
“I haven’t had a chance to speak with her. I’m traveling, she’s traveling. But we couldn’t catch up with her. Until I talk to somebody, I don’t even know what was said,” Pelosi claimed of Omar’s original 9/11 comment. “But I do know what the President did was not right.”
If you watched the video that the President shared, Ms. Pelosi, then you know exactly what Omar said and why it was so reprehensible. The Speaker is either lying or assuming Amanpour is too dumb to pick up on it.
WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
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Says Omar is Not Anti-Semitic
Equally as offensive, Pelosi backed Omar as not being anti-Semitic and insisted the Democrat party has “no taint” of bigotry.
“We have no taint of that in the Democratic Party, and just because they want to accuse somebody of that doesn’t mean … that we take that bait,” Pelosi alleged.
Even better – she used an example of how she confronted anti-Semitism with Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.
“When we met the leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, we said we have concerns about how the Labour Party is perceived in terms of anti-Semitism,” Pelosi explained.
Corbyn has been widely condemned for his own anti-Semitism and has a long history of condemning Israel while applauding anti-Jewish terrorist organizations. Corbyn referred to terrorist organizations Hamas and Hezbollah as “friends” in 2009.
Having “no taint” must mean meeting with anti-Semites and then praising their leadership, as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did just two short months ago.
It was an honor to share such a lovely and wide-reaching conversation with you, @jeremycorbyn!
Also honored to share a great hope in the peace, prosperity, + justice that everyday people can create when we uplift one another across class, race, + identity both at home & abroad. https://t.co/7qnz42I8du
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 3, 2019
Pelosi seems to have forgotten the widespread examples of anti-Semitism within her own party (see friendship with Louis Farrakhan), most famously including Omar herself.
Omar’s career includes references to Israel as “evil,” comparisons of Israel to Iran, repeated anti-Semitic tropes, and support of the BDS movement. She has badgered a Jewish diplomat and traveled with “a radical anti-American and anti-Israel organization” that sides with countries who are political foes to the United States.
Pelosi recently slammed the same BDS movement and anyone who supports it, which she knows full-well includes the freshman Democrat.
“We must also be vigilant against bigoted or dangerous ideologies masquerading as policy, and that includes BDS,” said Pelosi. “I simply declare – to be anti-Semitic is to be anti-American. It has no place in our country.”
To be anti-Semitic, anti-American, or someone who dismisses 9/11, is to be a Democrat. No matter how many times you deny it or pretend you don’t know what people are talking about.
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Everyone is ignoring red flags about Ilhan Omar. The man who threw the 5 year old off of a 3rd story mall balcony was supposedly a Somali-American from Ilhan Omar’s district who changed his name. Also, here is a story about her district that CBS did 2 years ago:
Prevaricating Pelosi has spontaneously combustible trousers!
What else is new with Nancy if she had a clue she would be dangerous.
I just can’t believe how bad this has gotten. Why do so many support this kind of behavior. I’m not a fan of some of the things Trump says at times, but at least he is genuine. He doesn’t rehearse how to answer constantly and this is why he says things that are taken out of context so much.
That’s just too hilarious! She didn’t know what Ilhan said that has started this monumental chorus of outrage from her own member of the House!! If she didn’t know what she has said- then why did Nancy jump to her defense over her comments? That was publicized all over the news! If she can’t lie, she can’t speak!
Nancy has just proved to the whole country that the drugs she on are not working, she is as CRAZY AS A LOON. This women need`s bed rest in a rubber walled room.
Liar liar, pants on fire. You demanded Trump delete his Tweet so you heard what she said. This Muslim is making a monkery of all demon rats.
PELOSI has a hard time with the TRUTH; she CHOKES on it. That’s why she LIES so much!!!
Pelosi defends her and has not a clue as what the stink muslim said. Keep up the good work twit.
Plilousuy I hope you are suffering from a brain damage decease. You are a fkg liar , bigot and hypocrite . We are in the age where you can instantly find out what you’r cronies are doing and saying . You have a phone and I would bet my last dollar to check your cellular phone and see your texts and listen to your calls between you and that anti American and antisemite POS Omar .
Why would you be against what POTUS posted “ We would never forget “ ? Why would ask him to take his post down?
You knew well in advance what she said and for you to make such a demand is an insult to to the memories of the 3000 innocent people that were killed in 9/11 and also an insult to the American people ! Shame on you and corrupt party !
I think the OLD lady is getting senile!!
come on cortez, be a man,oops, sorry, a bartender that got fired, and join the winners for a change. stop hiding behind an avatar, and put your name up.
Omar is right and nobody really listen to what she said. But let Trump run his mouth and she gets threats on her life Yes Trump is such a great president he is a big phony running this country like his TV show, When you cannot run a casino in Vegas something must wrong with you WHAT NO PEOPLE WANTED TO GAMBLE must if did something wrong.Bankrupt how many times??????
That pathetic old lady is an alcoholic and unfit to represent the people of California in the governing body of this country much less act as Speaker of the House! What in the world are the dems thinking when they allow her to continue to disgrace herself, her family, the dems and her constituents every single day!
Pelosi you can’t even lie the correct way. Go get more lessons from Hillary
DId anyone notice that her lips were moving and the lies spewing, she had no problem bashing the President when he was in Vietnam.
Pelosi is losing it. Her speech is sometimes slured (dementia?), her words confused and her mind turned to mush. The other day she signed a document where the VP was supposed to sign. Looks like the botox has seeped into her brain.
A serious case of alcoholic dementia!!!!
respectfully, PurpleSeahorse, I believe its been ruined for a long time.
She’s the great hope for the Democrats? 🤣
It’s a shame that a handful of Democrats like her have ruined the Democratic Party; shameful.
Nancy doesnt even know?…Nancy needs to lay off the Cocktails.
One day we will see Nancy’s Dentures falls out when she laughs at her own (off the cuff) one liners too… you just wait.
Were her lips moving when she said this? Then, yes she was lying. Lying is Pelosi’s first language. To add that Omar doesn’t have one taint of bigotry in her…that’s not just a lie…that’s blasphemous. To be fair…Democrats have not had much experience with truth telling..so it is plausible they don’t know when they aren’t telling it…shame :-(
mein quran vs. mein kampf.
muslims, what ever their gender, are more fanatical about the Jews than Hitler