Friday, February 15, 2019

Stefanik Hypocrisy Letter

I'm responding to Rep. Stefanik's call for Rep. Omar to be removed from the House Foreign Relations Committee. Ms. Omar made the tweet, "It's all about the Benjamins baby" in reference to AIPAC. I'm wondering why a freshman member of Congress should be held to a higher standard than House Minority Leader McCarthy. He tweeted, "We cannot allow Soros, Steyer and Bloomberg to BUY this election" in November 2018. Anti-Semitic tropes are acceptable about Jewish liberals, but not lobbyist organizations for Israel? Ms. Omar has apologized, Mr. McCarthy hasn't. Speaker Pelosi, "A newcomer to Congress has apologized for her remarks; it took them, what, 13 years to notice Steve King?" Congrats to Republicans for finally mustering a censure of him.

Slander of George Soros is a cottage industry among Republicans. President Trump suggested Soros might be funding caravans from Central America. The shooter at the synagogue in Pennsylvania latched onto conspiracy theories involving the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and caravans. The president is only responsible for spreading nonsense, of course. That House resolution Rep Stefanik supports condemning anti-Semitic hatred is going to be working overtime in the GOP. Is there one for Native Americans so we can condemn Mr. Trump for his continual use of "Pocahontas" to refer to Sen. Warren?

I suggest that our rep focus her efforts on the beam in her own party's eye. Democrats criticized Rep. Omar and she apologized. Has there been the slightest contrition ever from a Republican politician?  Just crickets there.