Shapiro: Dems Won't Censure Rep. Omar Because 'Deep Down' They Agree With Her
Freshman rep slammed for anti-Semitic tweets.
Ben Shapiro slammed Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for tweets that many have deemed anti-Semitic.
It started when House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) threatened to take action against Omar and another freshman lawmaker, Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), over allegedly anti-Semitic remarks.
Journalist Glenn Greenwald criticized McCarthy's comments on Twitter, writing, "It's stunning how much time US political leaders spend defending a foreign nation even if it means attacking free speech rights of Americans."
Omar replied, "It's all about the Benjamins baby," and in a subsequent tweet confirmed she was referring to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
It's all about the Benjamins babyhttps://t.co/KatcXJnZLV
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 10, 2019
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 11, 2019
Omar's comments were condemned by both Democrats and Republicans, and the Minnesota congresswoman "unequivocally" apologized, saying she had no intention of offending anyone and thanking her colleagues for educating her on anti-Semitic tropes.
On "The Ben Shapiro Show" Monday, Shapiro said Omar may have been rebuked by Democratic leaders, but he questioned why Democrats haven't pushed for a resolution of censure, which is a formal, public reprimand.
He suggested the reason is because "deep down" the Democratic Party agrees with Omar's anti-Israel rhetoric.
"The Democratic Party, unfortunately, has become a party that is replete with anti-Semitism and certainly with anti-Israel activity," Shapiro said.
He noted that he was at the Democratic National Convention in 2012 and he witnessed many in the crowd boo the idea of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
"The willingness to consort with open Jew-hating in the Democratic Party is pretty obvious at this point," Shapiro said.
Watch the clip above, and see Rep. Peter King's response to Omar's controversial tweets.