Ilhan Omar Hit with House Censure Effort over ‘Pro-Genocide Jews’ Remark

Radical Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is facing a censure resolution after she referred to Jewish students who are not anti-Israel as “pro-genocide.”

Omar made the remarks during a recent visit to Columbia University in New York City.

In response, Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE) announced he is introducing the resolution against Omar on Tuesday.

The NYC Ivy League school has been the flashpoint for nationwide demonstrations on college campuses.

Students have set up tent encampments to supposedly protest their universities’ financial ties to pro-Israel companies.

Last month, Omar’s daughter was one of more than 100 Columbia students and young adults attending its sister school, Barnard College, who were arrested over their encampment, as Slay News reported.

The Marxist “Squad” member visited the demonstration on April 26 in a show of “solidarity” for the pro-Hamas protesters.

“I actually met a lot of Jewish students who are in the encampment, and I think it is really unfortunate that people don’t care about the fact that all Jewish kids should be kept safe,” Omar told Fox 5 New York during her visit.

“We should not have to tolerate antisemitism or bigotry for all Jewish students, whether they are pro-genocide or anti-genocide.”

Bacon’s resolution text said Omar’s “slanderous comments against Jewish students could inflame violence against the Jewish community.”

The congressman’s resolution also accuses Omar of having “a long and demonstrated history of hateful rhetoric that plays into the worst antisemitic tropes.”

Omar has long been called out by Republicans for her anti-Semitism and criticism of Israel.

Last February, Omar’s anti-Semitic comments triggered her removal from the House Foreign Affairs Committee last February,

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The move came after the GOP won back the majority in the 2022 election.

Last week, Bacon told reporters:

“To generalize, to say that the Jewish students are responsible for this and treat them that way, that is anti-Semitism, right?

“It’s one thing to protest Israel, but to stretch it over and accost Jewish students is wrong.”

“I’m working on a bill right now to call out Omar for what she said.

“She’s talking about pro-genocide or anti-genocide Jewish students…all this talk is all wrong because Jewish Americans are Americans.

“Quit treating them that way,” Bacon said.

In response to Bacon’s comments on preparing a censure resolution, a spokesperson for Omar told Axios last week:

“Attempts to misconstrue her words by drafting this baseless resolution are meant to distract from the ongoing violence and genocide occurring in Gaza and the large antiwar protests happening across our country and around the world.”

Escalating tensions at the protests at Columbia and elsewhere have spurred bipartisan criticism of the unrest.

Jewish students at Columbia and other schools have also reported feeling unsafe on campus.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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