Skip to comments.Rep. Ilhan Omar's 'anti-Semitic tropes' prompt Jewish New York Dem to apologize to constituents
Posted on 03/24/2019 12:16:40 PM PDT by SJackson
U.S. Rep. Max Rose, a Jewish New York Democrat in his first term in Congress, apologized to visibly frustrated constituents at a town hall in Staten Island on Tuesday for not "protecting them" from fellow freshman Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar's repeated use of "anti-Semitic tropes."
Rose's comments came as Minnesota Democrats are seriously considering the prospect of supporting an unprecedented primary challenge against the 37-year-old Omar in 2020, following bipartisan condemnation of several of her remarks, according to officials and state representatives. Earlier this month, the House passed a bipartisan resolution condemning hate of all kinds in the wake of Omar's comments. But Democrats kept Omar's name out of the resolution, which several Republicans opposed as a watered-down, half-hearted effort.
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As a young congressman, Ive got to tell you Im sorry, Rose told an audience gathered by the Council of Jewish Organizations (COJO), according to a video of the town hall posted on Facebook by Jewish Insider, which first reported the comments. You sent me to Congress to take responsibility. You sent me to Congress to have your back ... and I failed you. Because I know that Congresswoman Ilhan Omars comments really caused you all a lot of pain by bringing up anti-Semitic tropes.
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Apology accepted. The Jewish vote will remain firmly in the DEM column.
Unfortunately you are correct.
A nice gesture. It's not on him to apologize for Omar, she can and has done that herself. Several times, followed by more antisemitic tropes. The Democrat party. Well, he's a freshman, but it is to his credit for doing what party leaders wouldn't think of. Condemning antisemitism, specifically. Actual actions. Not is a porridge of a bill that even the offending antisemite is willing to vote for.
Your n00b Congressman ? His constituents should promptly return this seat to the GOP next year.
“Stupid Jew’’. Actually a self-loathing one.
It’s the russians and albanians and asians that have moved to here and the brooklyn part.
He should apologize to his constituents for that!
Well, all better then.
I hate to say this, but if people are stupid enough to fall for this...etc, etc.
I thought the Russkies and Albanians left their Communist voting habits behind ?
As a young congressman, Ive got to tell you Im sorry,
“But whatever you do please keep voting denocrat.”
They vote D.
Don’t let them fool you.
They LOVE free stuff too.
And Asians just think they have something in common with blacks and hispanics
The American Jewish would vote in (fill in the blank) if he/she were Democrat.
Both remarks are true.
Price of free stuff is your soul. Still think it’s free ?
And note the SS death’s head insignia on the cap (under the Nazi eagle, for those in Rio Linda), heh...
There will be some erosion. It is inevitable. Too many prominent Jewish voices out there condemning her speech and the really absurd handling of it by the Dems. I know some people wanted them to call her out by name, but they could have compromised by just condemning the words she spoke. Instead they just caved entirely.
If Omar is not primaried in 2020 some support will fade. And the more left the Dems go the more it will fade. Jewish affinity for Dems goes back to the New Deal era and social justice. And Jewish tradition includes the acceptance of vigorous open debate (the old joke, find me 2 Jews and I’ll get you 4 opinions). When they see strife and division and suppression of ideas in the name of social justice, a number of them will sit out.
I don’t know if he is stupid. His party left him out there to twist in the wind. The party system sucks. As a freshman, he can’t really speak out against his leadership. He is going to need their support to rise in the party. He’s stuck in a bad spot.
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