House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has lost control of her party over Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-CA) anti-Semitism scandal, according to numerous prominent pundits.
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.'”
The Washington Examiner reported that Pelosi said that the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which Omar is a member of, would be writing the resolution.
Late on Wednesday, the Daily Beast reported that after pressure from far-left Democrats, “leaders appeared to change course, asking the House Foreign Affairs Committee to draft a resolution that rebuked ‘all hate.'”
The apparent lack of control by Pelosi caught the attention of many notable pundits, relevant figures in media and politics, and notable social media accounts, who accused Pelosi of losing control to freshman.
John Podhoretz: “Congratulations to Nancy Pelosi, puppet of freshmen”
Josh Jordan: “It’s amazing to see someone as skilled and experienced as Pelosi get completely outmatched by a bunch of first term House reps who refuse to condemn antisemitism within the party.”
Stephen Miller: “It took less than 3 months for Pelosi to lose control of her party. Just wild.”
“Watching Pelosi deal with this is like watching Boehner & MConnell deal with Ted Cruz, except there are 4 of him and all 4 are raging anti-semites,” Miller added. “She’s lost the party.”
Arthur Schwartz: “Pelosi seems to have lost control of her conference. Along with her spine.”
Ben Shapiro: “Pretty obvious who’s running the party at this point, and it ain’t Pelosi”
“Pelosi and company have decided to support the most anti-Semitic wing of the party in order to shore up a political coalition,” Shapiro later added. “There is no principle here, just rank partisan interest.”
Former New York State Democrat Dov Hikind: “After getting pushed around by freshmen reps in the House, it’s clear Pelosi is the leader in name only. And a feckless one at that. She couldn’t even pass a toothless resolution condemning vile antisemitism. Shame on @SpeakerPelosi, @AOC, @IlhanMN and Shame on the Democrats!”
Dana Loesch: “So with the failure to hold Omar accountable for her repeat anti-Semitic Tweet storms, Nancy Pelosi has shown she’s lost control of the House — and her party. Meet the new Democrats/Socialists.”
Fox News reported that “Pelosi is ‘taken aback’ by the growing dissent and anger among rank-and-file Democrats over a possible resolution to formally condemn anti-Semitism,” according to a Democratic source, which highlighted “Pelosi’s tenuous grip on control over the House and underscoring the growing power of the party’s nascent far-left progressive wing.”
Fox News added that “Pelosi even reportedly walked out of a meeting Wednesday with Democrat House members, setting down her microphone and telling attendees, ‘Well if you’re not going to listen to me, I’m done talking.'”
The Democratic source told Fox News: “Here we are again, fighting with ourselves. I’ve spent another week dealing with this and not on policy.”