Speaker Nancy Pelosi defended embattled freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar’s callous remarks about the 9-11 attacks.
However, she’s now admitting that she defended the remarks, without actually know what was said.
Which many people found interesting, since Pelosi has been attacking President Trump for posting this video condemning Ilhan’s disrespectful remarks.
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Breitbart reported that Pelosi on Tuesday admitted that she does not know the content of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) recent remarks about 9/11 — despite offering a full-throated defense of the freshman congresswoman in the wake of criticism from President Donald Trump.
“I don’t think the congresswoman is anti-Semitic. I wouldn’t even put those in the same category,” Pelosi told interviewer Christiane Amanpour in Ireland. “We have no taint of that [anti-Semitism],” she added. “And just because they want to accuse somebody of that doesn’t mean that we take that bait.”
Pelosi also dismissed criticisms that she hasn’t done enough to defend Omar, conceding, “Until I talk to somebody, I don’t even know what was said.”
“I do know that what the president did was not right,” she added.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continued her defense of freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar in an interview Tuesday, insisting there is no “taint” of anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party.
“I don’t think that the congresswoman is anti-Semitic. I wouldn’t even put those in the same category,” Pelosi said during an interview with CNN in Dublin, Ireland.
She then spoke about the Democratic Party as a whole, denying anti-Semitism plays any role in the party.
“We have no taint of that in the Democratic Party,” she said in the interview.
“Just because they want to accuse somebody of that doesn’t mean that we take that bait.” she added.
Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, has made two controversial statements about Israel since she was elected to Congress, including saying the AIPAC lobby was “all about the Benjamins” and that supporters of Israel have to pledge allegiance to the country.
Last week, a video of Omar surfaced that showed her describing the 9/11 terrorist attack as “some people did something.”
Conservatives harshly criticized her, including President Trump, who tweeted a video overlaying her comments with footage of the 9/11 attacks.