In a totally absurd attempt of “whataboutism,” Pelosi, when asked about Omar’s anti-Israel and anti-Jewish comments, responded by reminding the questioner about a man, either crazy, drunk or maybe a “plant,” shouting “Jew-S-A” at a Trump rally in 2016 .
But why is Pelosi defending Omar? And after Omar blamed the al-Shabab attack on a Kenyan mall on “US involvement in other people’s affairs,” and is now scheduled to raise money in March with the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations, why did Pelosi place this Somali-American on the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee, where she has access to classified information?
And Tammy’s question hits the nail on the head:
So, Nancy, are you comparing Rep. Ilhan Omar to a crazy/drunk guy?
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) defended Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Wednesday by claiming, falsely, that Trump supporters had chanted “Jew-S-A” at his campaign rallies and he “never distanced himself.”….
— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) February 13, 2019
In all of the many rallies during the 2016 presidential campaign, and all of the Trump rallies since, there has been only one incidence of one individual chanting “Jew-S-A.”
As Breitbart News reported at the time, the perpetrator was a crazed man shouting at the media pen at a rally on October 30, 2016.
The Trump campaign not only distanced itself from the man and the chant, but it “forcefully disavowed” that supporter — as the Washington Post noted….