On Sunday, after Hamas had launched hundreds of rockets indiscriminately at Israel and murdered Israelis while wounding scores of other Israelis, anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) attacked Israel once again, blaming Israel for shooting “protesters” and insisting that Israel was occupying Gaza.
Rep. Liz Cheney, furious, fired back with a blistering tweet, blasting, “how many times will @IlhanMN rush to the defense of terrorists?”
Omar tweeted, “How many more protesters must be shot, rockets must be fired, and little kids must be killed until the endless cycle of violence ends? The status quo of occupation and humanitarian crisis in Gaza is unsustainable. Only real justice can bring about security and lasting peace.”
Cheney snapped, “1. Hamas controls Gaza. 2. Hamas is firing rockets at civilians in Israel. 3. @IlhanMN is defending Hamas. Real question is how many times will @IlhanMN rush to the defense of terrorists?”
One conservative commenter decided to give Omar a short lesson in history, noting succinctly, “Israel pulled out of Gaza in 2005. There is no occupation. The humanitarian crisis and the violence is all created by Hamas, a terrorist group which victimizes Israelis and Palestinians. Your attempt to blame Israel for the violence Hamas crates is telling and deplorable.”
Cheney has aggressively countered Omar’s anti-Semitic rhetoric before; in March Cheney gave a statement to The Daily Wire in which she ripped House Democrats over their lame resolution condemning hate following Omar’s anti-Semitic rhetoric. Cheney stated, “Today’s resolution vote was a sham put forward by Democrats to avoid condemning one of their own and denouncing vile anti-Semitism. While I stand whole heartedly against discrimination outlined in this resolution, the language before the House today did not address the issue that is front and center. Rep. Omar’s comments were wrong and she has proven multiple times that she embodies a vile, hate-filled, anti-Semitic, anti-Israel bigotry. She deserves to be rebuked, by name, and removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee so that there is no mistake about the values and priorities that the House stands for.”
Cheney continued, “For Democratic leadership to kowtow to their radical members and refuse to offer legislative language that criticizes Rep. Omar’s statements in the strongest possible manner confirms what we already knew: that their party is controlled by far-left extremists who can’t even muster the courage to stand up to blatant anti-Semitism. This is a sad day for the House and Democrats’ lack of action is fully responsible for bringing us to this unfortunate moment.”
Omar twisting the facts about Israel and Hamas to fit her narrative is not unusual for her; this is the same woman who blamed the United States for killing “thousands” of Somalis in the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu, as The Daily Wire has reported, exaggerating the number of casualties and ignoring the fact that American forces were in Somali on a humanitarian mission to save starving Somalis and protect food and aid from being stolen by warring factions. Omar seemingly referred to U.S. forces as “Satan,” responding to a commenter who noted the number of American lives lost by tweeting, “In his selective memory, he forgets to also mention the thousands of Somalis killed by the American forces that day! #NotTodaySatan.”