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  • Ilhan Omar and The Congressional Black Caucus' Anti-Semitism Problem

    03/15/2019 10:17:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/15/2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    "I want to thank Minister Farrakhan for offering up a number of precepts that we ought to adhere to,” Rep. James Clyburn said, at an event featuring the anti-Semitic hate group leader. Eight years later, to the month, Clyburn, now the House Majority Whip, defended Rep. Omar’s anti-Semitism. “There are people who tell me, ‘Well, my parents are Holocaust survivors.’ ‘My parents did this.’ It’s more personal with her," he argued, dismissing the concerns of Jewish legislators. Rep. Clyburn is one of the most powerful figures in the House. He’s also one of Farrakhan’s allies in the House who had...
  • Newt Gingrich: Pelosi’s grip slips as Ocasio-Cortez and friends throw a party, leave the grand...

    03/09/2019 1:23:31 PM PST · by jazusamo · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 9, 2019 | Newt Gingrich
    Full title: Newt Gingrich: Pelosi’s grip slips as Ocasio-Cortez and friends throw a party, leave the grandparents at homeHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi – and the old guard Democrats at large – are in a very difficult position. The radical young voters that Democrats have been courting for years have finally elected like-minded radical young representatives – and Pelosi, D-Calif., and her leadership team have no control over them. A big reason why, as I mentioned on “Hannity” this week, is that there is a wide generation gap between Democratic House leaders and freshmen Democrats such as Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New...
  • Democrat Politician Warns Jewish Voters

    09/18/2012 4:30:34 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/17/12
    The candid interview that has shocked Democrats across the USA. Democrat Politician from New York Warns Jewish Voters.
  • Ilhan Omar retweets Al Jazeera host in response to Meghan McCain criticism

    03/08/2019 7:07:05 AM PST · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 8, 2019 | Yaron Steinbuch
    “On both sides it should be called out,” she said about hate crimes in the US. “And just because I don’t technically have Jewish family that are blood-related to me doesn’t mean that I don’t take this as seriously, and it is very dangerous, very dangerous. … What Ilhan Omar is saying is very scary to me,” she said. Enlarge ImageMehdi Hasan Mehdi HasanTwitter “And it’s very scary to a lot of people, and I don’t think you have to be Jewish to recognize that.” But Omar defiantly lashed back by retweeting a post by Medhi Hasan, an Intercept columnist...
  • Holocaust Survivors have a message for Congressional Democrats

    03/08/2019 2:42:41 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 35 replies
    Dov Hikund (via Facebook) ^ | 3/7/19 | Dov Hikund
    Holocaust survivors who joined the #walkaway movement have something to say.
  • Clyburn defends Holocaust comments

    03/07/2019 2:06:07 PM PST · by bitt · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/7/2019 | mike lillis
    House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) on Thursday defended controversial comments he made this week related to the Holocaust, saying that dark chapter of history — and the Jewish suffering that accompanied it — was uniquely horrific and he would never diminish its significance. "Every student of history, which I consider myself to be, recognizes the Holocaust as a unique atrocity which resulted in the deaths of six million Jews," he said in a statement posted to Twitter. "It should never be minimized; I never have and I never will." Clyburn came under fire Thursday from Republicans and some Jewish...
  • Pelosi Again: Omar Just Doesn’t Realize She’s Mouthing Anti-Semitic Slurs, Or Something

    03/07/2019 9:26:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 7, 2019 | Ed Morrissey
    At least James Clyburn gave Ilhan Omar some agency. Nancy Pelosi, who’s pushing an “All Hate Matters” strategy to protect her frosh caucus member, contradicts Clyburn’s “hierarchy of hurt” defense that Allahpundit rightly skewered in the previous post. Pelosi tried explaining it away as unintentional ignorance rather than repeated and malicious attacks on Jews who don’t agree with Omar:
  • Clyburn Defends Omar: Her Experiences More Empirical, Personal Than Holocaust Survivors Descendants

    03/07/2019 8:30:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/07/2019 | Allahpundit
    I thought the talking point yesterday from Democrats was that there’s “no hierarchy of hurt,” meaning that anti-semitism shouldn’t be specially acknowledged in a House resolution relative to other forms of prejudice. How is that logic different from right-wingers answering claims of “black lives matter” with “all lives matter”? Well, Dems would say, righties were acting in bad faith; they don’t really care about black lives, they were just trying to blunt the force of a meritorious argument about racism against a particular group of Americans.How are we feeling about that Democratic argument today? You think Ilhan Omar, who...
  • Jim Clyburn's defense: Omar's experience is 'more personal' than Jews who had parents [tr]

    03/07/2019 6:48:02 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 7, 2019 | Philip Klein
    As Democrats line up to defend Rep. Ilhan Omar and come up with her excuses for her anti-Semitism, House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., tried to minimize her comments by arguing that she escaped violence in Somalia, so her experience was "more personal" than Jews who merely had parents survive the Holocaust. The Hill reports, "Clyburn came to Omar’s defense Wednesday, lamenting that many of the media reports surrounding the recent controversy have omitted mentioning that Omar, who was born in Somalia, had to flee the country to escape violence and spent four years in a Kenyan refugee camp...
  • Clyburn: If You Preface Statement With "If This Is True" That Gives You All The Cover You Need

    01/20/2019 1:33:27 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 50 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 1-20-2019 | Tim Hains
    House Majority Whip James Clyburn defends Democrats who jumped on Thursday's Buzzfeed story that was debunked by special counsel Robert Mueller's office by noting that they all qualified their statements with, "if this is true." "When you preface your statement with 'if this is true,' that, to me, gives you all the cover you need," Clyburn said on FOX News Sunday. "If they had said something as if it were true, then that would be one thing to be concerned about, but they've all said, 'if this is true.'" (snip) REP. JAMES CLYBURN: Well, Chris, when you preface your statement...
  • Steve King slams GOP leaders for 'political decision' over comments on white supremacy

    01/14/2019 5:53:31 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 130 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/14/19 | Justin Wise
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Monday denounced GOP leaders' move to remove him from all committee assignments, calling it a "political decision that ignores the truth." “[House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.)] decision to remove me from committees is a political decision that ignores the truth," King said in a statement shortly after McCarthy told reporters that the Iowa congressman would not receive any committee assignments in the new Congress. King was previously a member of the House Judiciary, Agriculture and Small Business committees. He had also served as chairman of a House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and...
  • Democrats taking key leadership jobs have pocketed millions from pharmaceutical industry

    12/31/2018 9:25:14 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/30/2018 | EMMARIE HUETTEMAN | KAISER HEALTH NEWS
    Three of the lawmakers who will lead the House next year as Congress focuses on skyrocketing drug costs are among the biggest recipients of campaign contributions from the pharmaceutical industry, a new KHN analysis shows. On Wednesday, House Democrats selected Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland to serve as the next majority leader and Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina as majority whip, making them the No. 2 and No. 3 most powerful Democrats as their party regains control of the House in January. Both lawmakers have received more than $1 million from pharmaceutical company political action committees in the past...
  • Pelosi’s Critics Court a Rival for Speaker (Here come da Fudge!)

    11/15/2018 6:24:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/15/18 | Joshua Jamerson, Natalie Andrews
    **SNIP** Ms. Fudge is thinking about challenging Mrs. Pelosi, said Assistant Minority Leader James Clyburn (D., S.C.), who spoke with the Ohioan on Thursday. Mr. Clyburn, the top-ranking black lawmaker in the House, said he didn’t encourage or discourage Ms. Fudge, who is also black, to run. Both are members of the influential Congressional Black Caucus, whose ranks include about 45 House Democrats. A representative for Ms. Fudge didn’t respond to requests for an interview. She told Cleveland.com, her hometown news outlet, on Wednesday that she was giving it some thought. “I am at the very beginning of this process,”...
  • Newt Gingrich: 'Odds are 2 out of 3' Nancy Pelosi will be speaker

    10/25/2018 2:54:55 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 153 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 25, 2018 04:57 PM | Daniel Chaitin
    Newt Gingrich said Thursday that Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has better odds of becoming speaker of the House than the GOP's front-runner Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. During an event held by the Washington Post, Gingrich, himself a former speaker of the House, suggested that he thinks the Democrats will take the House. "I think the odds are 2 out of 3 she'll be speaker," he said of Pelosi, who is House minority leader. "And 1 out of 3 Kevin McCarthy will be," he continued. Democrats need to flip two dozens seats in the House during the Nov. 6 midterm elections...
  • Clyburn: Ocasio-Cortez Should Wait Her Turn Before Trying to Join House Leadership

    07/25/2018 11:14:51 PM PDT · by upchuck · 58 replies
    Wash Beacon ^ | July 25, 2018 | Jack Heretik
    Rep. James Clyburn (D., S.C.), the House assistant minority leader, said Wednesday that congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will need to wait her turn before she considers joining Democratic Party leadership. "I would ask her to remember how long I had to wait to get here," Clyburn said on Buzzfeed's "AM to DM." Clyburn also said many younger activists don't have the proper respect for older ones, such as himself, who dealt with segregation and civil rights in the Jim Crow-era South. "Let’s not forget the history of all of this," Clyburn said. "And I think that all of the folks...
  • WH staffer indicted on assault charges resigns

    09/02/2015 6:47:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/2/15 | Jordan Fabian
    A White House aide indicted for allegedly firing a gun at her boyfriend, a U.S. Capitol Police officer, has resigned. Barvetta Singletary submitted her resignation effective Aug. 28, a White House representative said Wednesday. Her resignation was accepted. Singletary is departing the West Wing three weeks after the Aug. 7 incident, in which police say she confronted her boyfriend about another woman. During the dispute at her Maryland home, Singletary allegedly fired her boyfriend’s gun at a sofa after he refused to give her his cellphone password. No one was injured. Singletary, 37, was indicted on assault charges Tuesday. She...
  • Democrat: Pelosi ‘ceded the moral high ground’ on sexual harassment

    11/29/2017 5:28:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/29/17 | Josh Delk
    Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) tore into House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for her comments on NBC's "Meet the Press" earlier this week, saying Pelosi "ceded the moral high ground," by praising Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) amid sexual misconduct allegations. “I think that her comments on Sunday set women back and — quite frankly, our party back — decades,” Rice told reporters Wednesday, according to Politico. “I think that we ceded the moral high ground on Sunday when our leader said on ‘Meet the Press’ that John Conyers was an icon and we don’t even know who these women are,...
  • Black caucus members urge U.S. Representative Conyers to resign: sources

    11/28/2017 4:54:16 PM PST · by mdittmar · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 28, 2017 | Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some of Democratic U.S. Representative John Conyers’ colleagues in the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are pressing the 88-year-old lawmaker to resign amid sexual harassment allegations against him, two senior House Democratic aides said on Tuesday.The aides, who asked not to be identified, did not say how many lawmakers were involved in the effort but confirmed a report by CNN that it was underway.
  • Congressional Black Caucus members pushing John Conyers to resign: Report

    11/28/2017 6:42:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/28/17 | Katie Leach
    Several members of the Congressional Black Caucus are speaking with Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., a founding member of the group, about resigning in an effort to salvage his legacy after sexual misconduct allegations, according to a report Tuesday.“There is a feeling among some of our members that we need to protect his legacy," one Democratic staffer told CNN. The members of the caucus who are pushing for Conyers' resignation were not named in the report.Conyers, who has been in the House of Representatives for over 50 years, was a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus and a leader in...
  • Sexual Harassment Standard Different For Congress, SC’s Representative Clyburn Suggests

    11/30/2017 9:59:38 AM PST · by blam · 31 replies
    The State ^ | 11-30-2017 | Noah Feit
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn could find himself in hot water. A flippant response the Columbia Democrat made to reporters while walking in the Capitol is drawing the ire of many. When asked about sexual harassment allegations against colleague Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.), Clyburn seemed to suggest elected officials should be held to a different standard than other public figures. In a video posted on Twitter, the 77-year-old Clyburn is walking to an elevator with Congressional Black Caucus chairman Cedric Richmond (D-La.), when asked “Other men in other industries have faced similar accusations … and gotten out of the...