House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is now making excuses for anti-Semite and freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar.
“I don’t think our colleague is anti-Semitic, I think she has a different experience in the use of words, doesn’t understand that some of them are fraught with meaning that she didn’t realize,” Pelosi told the Washington, D.C. Economic Club.
Omar went after President Obama in an interview with Politico, the New York Post reports:
Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar ripped former President Barack Obama in an interview published Friday, belittling his “pretty face” and saying his agenda of hope and change was an illusion.
She cited the “caging of kids” at the Mexican border and the “droning of countries around the world” on Obama’s watch — and argued that he wasn’t much different from President Trump
“We can’t be only upset with Trump,” the freshman firebrand told Politico Magazine.
“His policies are bad, but many of the people who came before him also had really bad policies. They just were more polished than he was,” Omar said.
“And that’s not what we should be looking for anymore. We don’t want anybody to get away with murder because they are polished. We want to recognize the actual policies that are behind the pretty face and the smile,” Omar told Politico.
It’s not the first time Pelosi has excused Omar as incompetent.
On Wednesday, Pelosi told Jake Sherman that she “did not think Omar’s comments were ‘intentionally anti-Semitic.'”
PELOSI just told us she did not think @IlhanMN’s comments were “intentionally anti Semitic”
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) March 6, 2019
He added that Pelosi’s “isn’t sure a resolution will get a vote this week,” but a broader resolution did.