Every now and then, an issue arises in politics and just sits. And sits. And I wonder why it won’t go away.

Such a thing is Ilhan Omar’s relentless anti-Semitism. She just won’t let the ruckus subside.

While sitting in the back of the room as the House voted on a measure to reprimand her anti-Semitic remarks recently, she played on her phone and laughed.

The resolution didn’t mention her by name, but it was written to condemn her recent comments.

Democratic New York Rep. Jerry Nadler — who Thursday introduced a denouncement of the BDS movement (here) — on February 11th lamented the Minnesota congresswoman’s position toward Israel (here):

“It is deeply disappointing and disturbing to hear Representative Ilhan Omar’s (MN) choice of words in her exchange with a journalist yesterday, wherein she appears to traffic in old anti-Semitic tropes about Jews and money.”

On March 7th, the House passed a measure initially aimed at Ilhan but later broadened.

It didn’t seem to faze her.

As per Politico:

Rep. Ilhan Omar stood alone near the back of the House chamber earlier this month, glancing at her phone and seemingly oblivious to the remarkable rebuke being leveled at her.

Lawmakers had gathered to vote on a resolution condemning hate speech — legislation sparked by the freshman Democrat’s latest controversial remarks about Israel. After several minutes, she spotted Rep. Pramila Jayapal a few rows ahead and darted toward the Washington Democrat. They embraced and soon doubled over in laughter.

Sources say Dems are tired of it. They want a new candidate to replace her on the next go ’round (here).

We’ll see if that happens.

In the meantime, the Democrats have a big problem on their hands. And it doesn’t seem likely to go away any time soon.

-Alex

 

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