Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke praised Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Thursday amid her ongoing anti-Semitism scandal, calling her the most important person in Congress.
"Dr Duke & Eric Striker: By Defiance to Z.O.G. Ilhan Omar is NOW the most important Member of the US Congress!" Duke tweeted with a picture of Omar that had a smiley face covered with hearts.
On his website, a synopsis of Duke's podcast on Omar stated that Duke "heaped praise on Ilhan Omar (D-New Somalia) for being the one person in Congress willing to notice AIPAC and the 'dual' loyalty of many (((members of Congresss)))."
The three parentheses around the words "members of Congress," is an alt-right anti-Semitic trope used to identify and demonize people who are Jewish.
Duke's endorsement of Omar comes as the congresswoman is facing more controversy after she made a new round of anti-Semitic remarks over the weekend.
Democratic presidential candidates came to Omar's defense on Wednesday, stating that they did not believe that her anti-Semitic remarks were actually anti-Semitic.
The Daily Wire reported that "on Wednesday, asked by a reporter about comments made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) that have widely been interpreted as anti-Semitic, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has assiduously avoided the idea of taking Omar off of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, answered that she did not think Omar’s comments were 'intentionally anti-Semitic.'"
When pressed on Wednesday by a reporter about her latest anti-Semitic remarks, where she suggested that Jewish members of Congress were trying to force her to have dual loyalties to Israel, Omar ran and refused to answer questions.
"Are you anti-Semitic?" Fox News' Peter Doocy asked.
Omar refused to answer as she looked away.
"Would you support this resolution condemning anti-Semitism?"
Omar refused to answer.
"Would you support the resolution condemning all forms of bigotry?"
Omar refused to answer.
Last week, Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro wrote that Omar was "caught on tape once again indulging in her favorite off-hours pastime – some cozy anti-Semitism with cheering fans. Omar, of course, has a long history of anti-Semitism: accusing Israel of 'hypnotizing the world,' suggesting that American support for Israel is “all about the Benjamins,” backing the anti-Semitic BDS movement."
"Now, appearing alongside fellow anti-Semitic Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), who herself recently accused American supporters of Israel of dual loyalty to Israel and is, along with Omar, a supporter of anti-Semitic boycott, divestment and sanctions from Israel, Omar reached for the anti-Semitic lever once again," Shapiro continued. "First, Omar smiled when an audience member yelled, 'It is about the Benjamins.'” Then, she stated, 'What I’m fearful of – because Rashida and I are Muslim – that a lot of our Jewish colleagues…go to thinking that everything we say about Israel to be anti-Semitic because we are Muslim….So for me, I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is okay to push for allegiance to a foreign country.'"
"This is, once again, anti-Semitis," Shapiro noted. "It sets her 'days since open anti-Semitism'" calendar back to zero; for the record, she was only up to 18 days."
Read Shapiro's full report here.