A coalition of over 200 rabbis sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticizing her for not removing radical anti-Semite Rep. Ilhan Omar from her committee assignment on the Foreign Affairs Committee after her most recent remarks made last week comparing the United States and Israel to terrorists.
In the letter, the Coalition for Jewish Values warned Pelosi that failing to “reverse [Omar’s] committee appointment would send the message to the world that you were ‘tolerating this hatred in the Democratic party.’”
“In this, you stand in the tradition of your father, a staunch advocate for the safety of Jews in Europe and the Holy Land. But recent events involving Rep. Omar have demonstrated that our apprehension was in no way exaggerated,” the letter continued. “Failure to act at this juncture would allow antisemitism to not only fester in Congress, but also inflame it in cities across America.”
The rabbis added that Jewish people all over the country are being attacked day and night, and the attackers are incited by Omar’s rhetoric, “Yet the Congressional Progressive Caucus claims that it is Rep. Omar who is facing ‘threats.’”
The coalition concluded that in order to “protect Jewish Americans and, moreover, safeguard the integrity of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, we thus insist upon the removal of Rep. Omar from her appointment.”