Rep. Ilhan Omar continued her winning streak of loser behavior by earning the praise of controversial far-left leaders.
And, as expected, Democrats are not calling on the Minnesota lawmaker to disavow former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke or Nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakhan, after they joined the other voices on the left practically applauding her incendiary comments and actions.
Duke tweeted a link to a report on Omar’s fiery clash with President Trump’s Venezuela envoy, Elliott Abrams, during a House hearing, referring to the Jewish-American diplomat as a “Zionist war criminal.”
The rave reviews are coming in for @IlhanMN‘s performance today against Eliot “Adams” Abrams, this one from former Ku Klux Klan Grand Klavicle, the King of Kooks, the Krumb-Bum himself, David Duke! Nice work, Congressperson! pic.twitter.com/TrFAYmg0E6
— Gary Weiss (@gary_weiss) February 13, 2019
Duke’s tweet followed other endorsements of the Muslim congresswoman, including from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and activist Linda Sarsour, who came to Omar’s defense after controversial remarks had earned her stinging rebukes for being anti-Semitic.
The far-left congresswoman came under fire by leaders of her own party, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, after commenting about a pro-Israel lobby’s influence on U.S. politics. Omar tweeted Sunday that AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, was paying members of Congress to support Israel.
Omar issued an apology of sorts on Monday, only to retweet a thread from a Democratic activist just a few hours later who supported her earlier claims that sparked the controversy. On Tuesday, President Trump called for Omar’s resignation or that she at least be removed from serving on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Sarsour’s instructions on who are good Jews and who are bad Jews are about as useful as the same advice from David Duke – as a reverse barometer. https://t.co/oRFfKbgvIh
— Richard Klagsbrun (@KlagsbrunTO) February 14, 2019
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) February 12, 2019
Maybe David Duke could let llhan Omar use his white outfit for the next SOTU (it even has a head cover).@WatchChad @RealJamesWoods @glennbeck @michaeljknowles @realDailyWire @BlazeTV @scrowder @BuckSexton @GovMikeHuckabee
— David (@ellisd3_de) February 14, 2019
Steve King has to be really pissed. After all the work he put in, a freshman Rep managed to surpass him as David Duke’s favorite member of Congress in less than a month. https://t.co/yHfuvBKiQ7
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) February 14, 2019
Twitter users mocked Omar’s dubious achievement and teed up the next round of imminent endorsements for the freshman congresswoman.
— Mark Dubowitz (@mdubowitz) February 14, 2019
People who have backed @IlhanMN over her antisemitic tweets :
Do I need to say something else ?
— Niv (@nvjdr) February 12, 2019
How can I sleep now? It’s like Christmas Eve. I can wait to open this gift tomorrow am. David Duke and Linda Sarsour rush to her aid? How about Farrakhan? Please! Wake me if Hitler chimes in with his support from beyond. https://t.co/30OLtzHI37
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) February 12, 2019
Next up: African Americans must stand with David Duke. https://t.co/GW3RP5kBwz
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) February 14, 2019
As if on cue, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn lauded Omar and her “tremendous future,” admitting he would remain a “supporter.”
“I had a very long talk with her. I like her a whole lot. I think she was very sincere in her apology and wish go on and stop beating up on people when they make a mistake,” the South Carolina Democrat told CNN on Thursday. “All of us have misspoken at one time or another.”
House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC) says that “incredible” anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has a “tremendous future in politics” pic.twitter.com/3g04kBHHCK
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 14, 2019
“I think she’s an incredible young lady who has a tremendous future in politics and I’m going to be a supporter as I possibly can, of her, and I wish we would just move on and put this behind us,” Clyburn added.
Omar’s newest fans may not deliver the best optics for Democrats gearing up for the 2020 election, and the significance of the radicalization of the party was not lost on Twitter users who called out the hypocrisy.
We all have “misspoken”? #Hypocrites! Ask @therealroseanne! Or any Conservative, or a JEWISH Conservative on the face of the earth #LauraLoomer #WakeUpAmerica she Omar shouldn’t even be in this country much less in the house #TrojanHorse
— ?Overcome_Adversity? (@rakri99) February 14, 2019
And the stupid continues to grow among the Democrats
— ??Combat Veteran ︻̷┻̿═━一 (@CombatVeteran2) February 14, 2019
— Nick Searcy, INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) February 14, 2019
This is CRITICAL information. When David Duke enthusiastically supports Iliana Omar,you know her loud advocacy for anti-Semitism means she must leave congress immediately.She speaks for no one.
“Former KKK leader David Duke backed Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)’s antisemitic statement..”
— Andrew Ross (@Professorross) February 12, 2019
There u have it KKK has been and still is a pawn of the Dem party.
— EyalDavid (@EyalDavid1) February 12, 2019
Will she disavow, and will any media member have the cojones to ask her?
— Danny Carlino ⚽️ Loyola Class of 1999 (@DANNYCARLINO) February 12, 2019
Does @jaketapper know this? Because the news media jumped all over Trump’s chili to repeatedly disavow him. And since Jake is into whataboutism now, maybe he should ask her to disavow.
— Dianny ?? (@DiannyRants) February 13, 2019
The new, woke, Democrat contingent is certainly winning over the important Jew hating demo.
— ??Dr Brian of London (@brianoflondon) February 14, 2019
If Ilhan Omar has a “tremendous future in politics” let God have mercy on American people.
— Jamkhawlal Phiamphu (JK) (@JakhoPhiamphu) February 14, 2019
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