Concerning instances of anti-Semitism have occurred, due to the rhetoric of the newly-elected House Democrat caucus members. The specific members in question include Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib; both of these congresswomen have taken it upon themselves to demonize Israel in various fashions and accuse anyone who challenges them of racism. Over the course of this year alone, Omar has been forced to apologize for statements which even Democrats denounced as anti-Semiti.
Despite these realities, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer believes that President Trump is the problem, as opposed to House Democrats. On Wednesday, Schumer addressed Jewish Americans in a tweet and subsequently accused the president of “encouraging” anti-Semitism, as documented by Breitbart News.
This accusation comes literally days after Tlaib’s press conference where she blasted Israel after they lifted a ban and gave her the option of entering their country.
Why Does Schumer Believe Trump is “Encouraging” Anti-Semites?
In the wake of massive anti-Semitic statements and attacks on Israel, the president questioned how Jewish individuals who support the Democrat Party could maintain this support. Earlier this year, Omar came under fire for tweeting that American politicians are paid off to support Israel. However, despite the recurring cases of left-wing anti-Semitism, Schumer still believes that President Trump is the one with the problem.
The Senate Minority Leader expressed this viewpoint in the following tweet:
How to Confront Anti-Semitism
If Schumer is truly as concerned about anti-Semitism as he claims, he should direct his attention towards Democrats like Reps. Tlaib and Omar, not President Trump. Those two congresswomen continue to demonize Israel, even after the nation granted Tlaib allowance to enter the country, per her request.
Schumer’s choice to direct his censure towards the president on this issue whilst failing to address Omar or Tlaib is very telling. It actually speaks volumes about how Democrats will look for anything to criticize on the right-wing and do mental gymnastics to avoid facing the problems on their side of the political aisle.
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