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Pelosi Blasts Omar at AIPAC: To Be Anti-Semitic Is to Be Anti-American

"I simply declare: to be anti-Semitic is to be anti-American. It has no place in our country..."

By NTK Staff | 03.26.2019 @11:07am

Without mentioning her by name, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) took a swing at fellow House Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for her recent string of anti-Semitic comments, declaring at AIPAC on Tuesday that “to be anti-Semitic is to be anti-American.”

Since being sworn in as a member of the House earlier this year, Omar has found herself at the center of two different anti-Semitic controversies, the last of which caused the House to condemn Omar for suggesting that Jewish Americans have “dual loyalty.”

“In our Democratic societies, we should welcome legitimate debate on how best to honor our values and to advance our priorities without questioning loyalty or patriotism,” Pelosi said. “This month, the full House came together to condemn the anti-Semitic myth of dual loyalty and all forms of bigotry.”

Pelosi then went on to quote from the anti-hate speech resolution, specifically the part about the “pernicious myth of dual loyalty and foreign allegiance, especially in the context of support for the United States-Israel alliance.”

“I simply declare: to be anti-Semitic is to be anti-American. It has no place in our country,” Pelosi said.

Responding to this line from Pelosi, the crowd gathered in Washington, D.C. for the annual AIPAC policy conference broke out into applause.

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