Pelosi Dodges on Whether Omar Should Apologize, Calls Her Enthusiastic – NTK Network Pelosi Dodges on Whether Omar Should Apologize, Calls Her Enthusiastic

Pelosi Dodges on Whether Omar Should Apologize, Calls Her Enthusiastic

"I do not believe that she understood the full weight of the words," Pelosi said.

By NTK Staff | 03.07.2019 @11:27am

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) would not call on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to apologize for her most recent anti-Semitic comments during her weekly press conference on Thursday, adding that Omar is just “enthusiastic” and not anti-Semitic.

A reporter asked Pelosi whether Omar need to apologize for her anti-Semitic comments.

“Well, she may need to explain that she did not – it’s up to her to explain. But I do not believe that she understood the full weight of the words,” Pelosi said.

Pelosi added that she could “understand how advocates come in with their enthusiasms” to Congress.

“I feel confident that her words were not based on any anti-Semitic attitude but that she didn’t have a full appreciation for how they landed on other people, where these words have a history and a cultural impact that might have been unknown to her,” Pelosi said.

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