Rep. Reschenthaler Blasts Ilhan Omar: ‘Antisemite Who Hates America’

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In an exclusive statement made to Breitbart News on Thursday, Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) blasted Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) after the congresswoman equated the United States and Israel to Hamas terrorists and the Taliban, going so far as to describe her as unfit to serve in Congress.

In response to Omar’s comparison, the western Pennsylvania Republican congressman expressed vehement criticism.

“Rep. Ilhan Omar’s recent statement comparing the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban is absolutely disgusting,” he said.

He then recalled his past experience having prosecuted some of Iraq’s most dangerous terrorists while serving as a U. S. Navy Judge Advocate General (JAG) in Iraq.

“I sat face to face with some of the most wanted terrorists in the Middle East — I know the evil and brutality Hamas and the Taliban are capable of inflicting,” he said.

“There is no comparison to the brave men and women who defend freedom and democracy in the U. S. and Israeli armed forces, and terrorists,” he added.

Reschenthaler then accused Omar of bearing hate toward Jews and the U. S., declaring her unfit for her congressional role.

“Omar is an antisemite who hates America and hates American troops,” he said. “She has no place serving in Congress.”

He continued by blasting Democrats for refraining from holding her accountable thus far.

“Speaker Pelosi and House Democrats could have put a stop to this by holding Omar accountable on the House floor for her repeated anti-Semitic and anti-American statements,” he said.

Suggesting that the “radical Democratic Party” agrees with Omar, Reschenthaler concluded by accusing Democrats of acting out of fear of their base.

“Unfortunately, today’s radical Democrat Party agrees with Omar’s garbage, and House Democrats are afraid to draw the ire of the antisemitic, anti-American Democrat base,” he said.

Hamas is a radical U. S.-designated Islamic terror organization, whose charter calls openly for the murder of Jews, and which launched over 4,000 terror rockets at Israel from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip over a period of 11 last this month.

In 2016, Taliban jihadists replaced their Islamic State (ISIS) counterparts as the world’s chief perpetrators of terrorist attacks, with 1,093 individual attacks, according to the U. S. Department of State’s Country Reports on Terrorism. In 2018, the Taliban overtook ISIS as the world’s deadliest terrorist group due to a rise in terrorist activity in Afghanistan.

On Monday, Omar stated that, “We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity,” before proceeding to accuse “the U. S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban” of committing “unthinkable atrocities.”

We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity.

We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U. S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban.

I asked @SecBlinken where people are supposed to go for justice. pic.twitter.com/tUtxW5cIow

“Legitimate criticism of the policies of both the United States and Israel is protected by the values of free speech and democratic debate,” the joint statement read. “But drawing false equivalencies between democracies like the U. S. and Israel and groups that engage in terrorism like Hamas and the Taliban foments prejudice and undermines progress toward a future of peace and stability for all.”

The statement, signed by Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC), and other team members, also sought “clarification” from Omar.

In addition, a dozen Jewish Democrat House members, led by Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL), issued a statement Wednesday urging Omar to “clarify her words.”

Portraying herself as a victim, Omar hit back at the “shameful” move on part of her fellow Democrats by claiming that, “The Islamophobic tropes in this statement are offensive. The constant harassment & silencing from the signers of this letter is unbearable,” and adding that “the truth can’t be hidden or silenced forever.”

It’s shameful for colleagues who call me when they need my support to now put out a statement asking for “clarification” and not just call.

The islamophobic tropes in this statement are offensive. The constant harassment & silencing from the signers of this letter is unbearable.

In another tweet, Omar blamed incitement against her on right-wing news articles and “far right politicians.”

In yet another, Omar — still refusing to back down from her original comparison of the U. S. and Israel with Hamas and the Ta… (Read more)