Tag: Nancy Pelosi

Watch: Pelosi’s Painful Attempt to Describe Beto’s “Signature Accomplishment”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi fumbled throughout her answer after she was asked what presidential candidate and former Texas Congressman Beto O’Rourke’s “signature accomplishment” was while he served on Capitol Hill.

A reporter asked, “Beto O’Rourke announced today that he is running for president. What, in your view, was Beto O’Rourke’s signature accomplishment as a member of the House?”

The Speaker replied, “Beto brought vitality to Congress. When he came, he came as a real champion for the environment.”

She added, “He got a great deal of support from the environmental community in his district. He won a primary on that subject.”

The Blaze points out that “Pelosi went on to point out that O’Rourke was not just a member of the Armed Services Committee, but a strong member of the Armed Services Committee.”

“And, also, he was a member of the Armed Services Committee, a strong member of the Armed Services Committee, which is very important for his district,” Pelosi added. “In persevering our planet and protecting our people, they’re at least two areas in addition to his vitality in so many different ways.”

Pelosi Supports Lowering Voting Age to 16

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said she supports lowering the national voting age to 16.

The Daily Caller’s Kerry Picket reports that Pelosi said, “I myself, personally, not speaking for my caucus, I myself have always been for lowering the voting age to 16. I think it’s really important to capture kids when they’re in high school when they’re interested in all of this and learning about government to be able to vote….That’s a subject of debate and I would welcome it, but I’ve held this position for a long time.”

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For the full report, click HERE.

Former KKK Leader David Duke Praises Ilhan Omar

Former KKK Grand Wizard and anti-Semite David Duke praised embattled Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar as the “most important Member of the US Congress” for her “defiance to Z.O.G” (Zionist Occupation Government).

In a tweet yesterday, Duke wrote, “Dr Duke & Eric Striker: By Defiance to Z.O.G. Ilhan Omar is NOW the most important Member of the US Congress!”

In a podcast posted to his website yesterday, Duke discussed his reasons for praising Omar. The podcast description reads, “In particular, they heaped praise on Ilhan Omar (D-New Somalia) for being the one person in Congress willing to notice AIPAC and the ‘dual’ loyalty of many (((members of Congresss))).”

The Daily Caller writes, “According to USA Today, the three parentheses around “members of Congresss [sic]” in the description is an anti-Semitic symbol used subliminally to refer to Jewish people.”

Omar has been at the center of controversy for weeks now due to her anti-Semitic rhetoric.

In February, Pelosi and a number of Democrats released a joint statement rebuking Omar after she implied pro-Israel advocacy group, AIPAC, paid off members of Congress for their support.

“Congresswoman Omar’s use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel’s supporters is deeply offensive. We condemn these remarks and we call upon Congresswoman Omar to immediately apologize for these hurtful comments,” the statement said.

Earlier this month, Rep. Engel slammed Omar for her comments claiming that lawmakers who support Israel “hold an allegiance to a foreign country.”

In a statement, Engel called on Omar to retract her statement and apologize, calling her remarks “deeply offensive,” “unacceptable,” and “hurtful.”

Tlaib Botches Trump Impeachment Statement: “Oh My God, What is the Expression?”

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) botched a recent announcement where she said she plans to file articles of impeachment against President Trump.

As CNSNews points out, while speaking with protesters outside of Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office yesterday, Tlaib appeared lost for words when trying to explain the process.

“Later on this month, I will be joining folks and advocates across the country to file the impeachment, um, ah, um, oh, my God, what is the expression?

“The resolution – I’m sorry, I’m not in the Michigan legislature, ah, impeachment resolution to start the impeachment proceedings.”

Tlaib has been obsessing over impeaching Trump ever since she was sworn into office.

The congresswoman made headlines in January after she went on an expletive-laden rant vowing to impeach the president.

“People love you and you win. And when your son looks at you and says, ‘Momma, look you won. Bullies don’t win.’ And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t, because we’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the motherf***er.’”

Pelosi Defends Omar, Says She Didn’t Intend to be Anti-Semitic

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) defended Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) today and expressed her confidence that the freshman Congresswoman’s recent anti-Israel comments were “not based on any anti-Semitic attitude.”

“I do not believe that she understood the full weight of the words. … I feel confident that her words were not based on any anti-Semitic attitude,” she told reporters today.

Omar has come under fire in recent weeks for numerous anti-Semitic comments. Most recently, the congresswoman claimed that lawmakers who support Israel “hold an allegiance to a foreign country.”

In February, she claimed that Jewish advocacy group, AIPAC, paid off members of Congress for their support.

The House will vote today on a resolution “opposing hate,” after progressive Democrats opposed original plans to vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism in response to Omar’s incendiary rhetoric.

Fox News reports:

A senior House Democratic source told Fox News the resolution is expected to be introduced and voted on later Thursday, but said the text is still being finalized. Fox News is told the resolution is being drafted by Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin and Louisiana Rep. Cedric Richmond, both Democrats.

A Democratic source told Fox News on Wednesday that Pelosi has been “taken aback” by the growing dissent and anger among rank-and-file Democrats over the resolution — highlighting Pelosi’s tenuous grip on control over the House and underscoring the growing power of the party’s nascent far-left progressive wing.

Pelosi reportedly walked out of a meeting Wednesday with Democrat House members, setting down her microphone and telling attendees, “Well, if you’re not going to listen to me, I’m done talking.”

Dem Rep Downplays Pain of Families of Holocaust Survivors to Defend Omar

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) attempted to defend Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) by downplaying the significance of the pain of families of Holocaust survivors.

According to the Hill, Clyburn spoke with reporters yesterday and lamented the fact that many media reports on the Congresswoman’s anti-Semitic comments did not mention the fact that she fled violence in Somalia and was a Kenyan refugee before she made her way to the United States.

Clyburn told reporters, “There are people who tell me, ‘Well, my parents are Holocaust survivors.’ ‘My parents did this.’ It’s more personal with her … I’ve talked to her, and I can tell you she is living through a lot of pain.”

Omar has come under fire in recent weeks for numerous anti-Semitic comments. Most recently, the congresswoman claimed that lawmakers who support Israel “hold an allegiance to a foreign country.”

In February, she cliamed that Jewish advocacy group, AIPAC, paid off members of Congress for their support.

On Monday, some of the country’s leading Jewish organizations demanded that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) be removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee for her anti-Semitism, according to an exclusive report by the Washington Free Beacon.

In a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-NY), the group writes that Omar’s recent comments, anti-Semitic tweets, as well as her address before the Islamic Relieve USA in February are grounds for her removal from the influential committee.

“In light of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s recent anti-Semitic tweets, statements, and address before Islamic Relief USA on Saturday, February 23rd, we, the undersigned organizations, request that you immediately remove her as a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee,” they write.

“We hope you will continue to demonstrate your commitment to the high moral standards of your office by removing Rep. Omar, a woman who has repeatedly exhibited strong biases against the State of Israel and the Jewish people, from this critically important and sensitive committee,” the letter states.

House Democrats have delayed a vote condemning anti-Semitism after progressive lawmakers like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) came to the defense of Omar.

The resolution was supposed to be introduced today and condemned anti-Semitism after Omar sparked outrage with her incendiary, anti-Semitic rhetoric.

According to Fox News, the resolution was going to state that the House “rejects anti-Semitism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values that define the people of the United States.”

Dems Delay Vote Condemning Anti-Semitism After Omar Allies Intervene

House Democrats have delayed a vote condemning anti-Semitism after progressive lawmakers like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) came to the defense of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).

The resolution was supposed to be introduced today and condemned anti-Semitism after Omar sparked outrage with her incendiary, anti-Semitic rhetoric.

According to Fox News, the resolution was going to state that the House “rejects anti-Semitism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values that define the people of the United States.”

Now, as Politico reports, Democrats have delayed today’s vote after a number of progressives have come to Omar’s defense.

Politico writes:

An array of progressive groups declared their support for Omar, while both the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Progressive Caucus — two of the most important factions among House Democrats — wanted more time to review the situation, lawmakers and aides said.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said in a closed-door meeting Tuesday that the vote would likely happen Thursday. They also said a draft resolution would be updated to include additional language rejecting anti-Muslim bias, although some Democratic sources believe that an entirely new document might be crafted.

On Monday, some of the country’s leading Jewish organizations demanded that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) be removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee for her anti-Semitism, according to an exclusive report by the Washington Free Beacon.

In a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-NY), the group writes that Omar’s recent comments, anti-Semitic tweets, as well as her address before the Islamic Relieve USA in February are grounds for her removal from the influential committee.

“In light of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s recent anti-Semitic tweets, statements, and address before Islamic Relief USA on Saturday, February 23rd, we, the undersigned organizations, request that you immediately remove her as a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee,” they write.

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“We hope you will continue to demonstrate your commitment to the high moral standards of your office by removing Rep. Omar, a woman who has repeatedly exhibited strong biases against the State of Israel and the Jewish people, from this critically important and sensitive committee,” the letter states.

In February, Pelosi and a number of Democrats released a joint statement rebuking Omar after she implied Jewish advocacy group, AIPAC, paid off members of Congress for their support.

“Congresswoman Omar’s use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel’s supporters is deeply offensive. We condemn these remarks and we call upon Congresswoman Omar to immediately apologize for these hurtful comments,” the statement said.

On Friday, Rep. Engel slammed Omar for her recent comments claiming that lawmakers who support Israel “hold an allegiance to a foreign country.”

In a statement, Engel called on Omar to retract her statement and apologize, calling her remarks “deeply offensive,” “unacceptable,” and “hurtful.”

Jewish Groups Issue Scathing Letter Demanding Omar’s Removal from Foreign Affairs Cmte

Some of the country’s leading Jewish organizations are demanding that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) be removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee for her anti-Semitism, according to an exclusive report by the Washington Free Beacon.

In a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-NY), the group writes that Omar’s recent comments, anti-Semitic tweets, as well as her address before the Islamic Relieve USA in February are grounds for her removal from the influential committee.

“In light of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s recent anti-Semitic tweets, statements, and address before Islamic Relief USA on Saturday, February 23rd, we, the undersigned organizations, request that you immediately remove her as a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee,” they write.

“We hope you will continue to demonstrate your commitment to the high moral standards of your office by removing Rep. Omar, a woman who has repeatedly exhibited strong biases against the State of Israel and the Jewish people, from this critically important and sensitive committee,” the letter states.

While the letter praises Pelosi and Engel for their responses to Omar’s comments, the groups claim the congresswoman’s recent fundraising efforts for Islamic Relief USA show that “she has learned nothing” after being reprimanded by Democrats in Congress.

“Rep. Omar’s presence as a keynote speaker to raise funds for Islamic Relief USA, whose parent organization and chapters have documented ties to terrorist organizations, demonstrates that she has learned next to nothing over the last few weeks when she was reprimanded by your office and by other Democrats for posting ugly, anti-Semitic attacks on Jews and their organizations,” the letter continues.

In February, Pelosi and a number of Democrats released a joint statement rebuking Omar after she implied Jewish advocacy group, AIPAC, paid off members of Congress for their support.

“Congresswoman Omar’s use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel’s supporters is deeply offensive. We condemn these remarks and we call upon Congresswoman Omar to immediately apologize for these hurtful comments,” the statement said.

On Friday, Rep. Engel slammed Omar for her recent comments claiming that lawmakers who support Israel “hold an allegiance to a foreign country.”

In a statement, Engel called on Omar to retract her statement and apologize, calling her remarks “deeply offensive,” “unacceptable,” and “hurtful.”

26 Democrats Defy Pelosi, Vote with GOP to Pass ICE Amendment in Gun Bill

Twenty-six Democrats dared to defy Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and sided with Republicans on a ICE amendment during a vote on gun control legislation yesterday.

In a 240-190 vote, the House passed a gun law yesterday that would require mandatory background checks individuals purchasing any firearms.

Towards the end of the vote, Republicans added an amendment that would require illegal immigrants who undergo these background checks be reported to ICE. The amendment ended up passing 220-209.

The Daily Caller reports:

Democrats initially rejected the amendment to alert ICE of illegals trying to purchase firearms earlier in February when the bill passed 23-15 by the House Judiciary Committee. House voting results from Thursday, however, show 26 Democrats voted in favor of the bill with the amendment. Of those 26 Democrats, 22 represent districts that were pro-Trump during the 2016 elections, and 18 were first elected in 2018.

According to Politico, socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was left fuming over the vote. Sources tell the publication that during a meeting yesterday, the lawmaker vowed to “alert progressive activists when Democrats are voting with the GOP on these motions.”

Congressman Richard Hudson (R-NC) told the Daily Caller that the ICE amendment left Ocasio-Cortez unable to make up her mind on how to vote on the gun bill–and he found it pretty amusing.

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“I thought it was pretty amazing to watch the Democrats try to decide ‘Do we want to protect illegal immigrants or do we want to confiscate guns more?’ It was kind of funny,” Hudson said at CPAC.

“You had Ocasio-Cortez, who actually voted yes then switched to no then switched back to present then switch back to yes,” he continued. “So watching them twist themselves in knots trying to decide what’s more important to them—protecting illegal immigrants or confiscating guns was pretty funny.”

Report: Omar to Participate in Fundraiser for Terror-Tied Organization

Freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is expected to participate in a fundraiser for an Islamic organization deemed by the Department of Justice as an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding trial.

Omar is the keynote speaker for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) 4th Annual Valley Banquet to empower Muslims on March 23.

The Daily Caller writes:

CAIR is a notable pro-Palestinian organization with ties to Islamic terror groups. The U.S. Department of Justice listed CAIR as an unindicted co-conspirator in funding millions of dollars to the terrorist organization Hamas. Additionally, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) named CAIR a terrorist organization along with al-Qaeda and ISIS in 2014.

Last week, Omar was embroiled in scandal after she accused Jewish advocacy group AIPAC of paying off politicians.

The freshman lawmaker responded to a tweet about Congress and its support for Israel, writing, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby.”

https://twitter.com/IlhanMN/status/1094747501578633216?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1094747501578633216&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fbongino.com%2Frep-omar-politicians-support-for-israel-is-all-about-the-benjamins%2F

She then responded “AIPAC!” when one individual on Twitter asked who she thought paid American politicians to be pro-Israel.

Omar eventually apologized for her anti-Semitic tweets after top Democrats–including Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Steny Hoyer (D-MD)–urged her to do so and condemned her comments.

On Twitter, Omar released the following statement:

“Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes. My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole. We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. This is why I unequivocally apologize. At the same time, I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics, whether it be AIPAC [the American Israel Public Affairs Committee], the [National Rifle Association] or the fossil fuel industry. It’s gone on too long and we must be willing to address it.”

House Democrats said,“…Congresswoman Omar’s use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel’s supporters is deeply offensive. We condemn these remarks and we call upon Congresswoman Omar to immediately apologize for these hurtful comments.”

Last month, in a Yahoo! News interview, the congresswoman said she “almost chuckles” when she hears Israel called a democracy, and compared the Jewish nation to Iran.

When asked how the U.S. could facilitate peace talks between Israel and Iran, Omar replied, “Most of the things that have been aggravating to me is that we have had a policy that makes one superior to the other. And we mask it with a conversation about justice and a two-state solution. When you have policies that clearly prioritize one over the other.”

When asked to explain in detail what she meant, Omar went on to criticize Israel.

“I mean just our relationship with the Israeli government and the Israeli state. And so when I see Israel institute laws that recognize it as a Jewish state and does not recognize the other religions that are living in it,” she said.

She continued, “And we still uphold it as a democracy in the Middle East I almost chuckle because I know that if we see that any other society we would criticize it, call it out. We do that to Iran, we do that to any other place that sort of upholds its religion. And I see that now happening with Saudi Arabia and so I am aggravated, truly, in those contradictions.”