'Pelosi Fears the Radical Left': Malkin Says House Speaker Has Lost Control of Her Party
Michelle Malkin said the ongoing controversy over Rep. Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitic comments shows a growing divide in the Democratic Party.
In recent weeks, Omar (D-Minn.) has drawn strong criticism for her remarks about Israel and U.S. support of the Jewish state. On Monday, she was met with a petition from a group of leading Jewish organizations to have her removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
House Democratic leaders planned to bring a resolution condemning anti-Semitism to the floor Wednesday, but the vote was stalled after dissent and anger among rank-and-file Democrats.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was reportedly "taken aback" by the opposition to the resolution, which highlights her tenuous grip on control over the House and underscores the growing power of the Democratic progressive wing.
"Nancy Pelosi fears the radical left. And the fringe has become the center of the Democrat Party. This is proof of it," Malkin said on "Fox & Friends" Thursday.
She noted that Pelosi initially condemned Omar for amplifying "anti-Semitic tropes," but later defended the freshman congresswoman by saying she does not believe she had been "intentionally anti-Semitic."
"Can you imagine if Republicans made this argument, that it was 'oopsie,' that it was accidental racism and anti-Semitism?" Malkin said. "It's flabbergasting."
She said that Pelosi "absolutely" has lost control of her party, noting that many of the leading Democratic presidential hopefuls have stated their support for Omar and far-left proposals like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-N.Y.) Green New Deal.
Watch the "Fox & Friends" clip above.