Ilhan Omar is fighting for political survival.
Multiple scandals threaten to derail her career in Congress.
But everything changed when this career-ending confession left Ilhan Omar’s jaw on the ground.
Democrats are still managing the fallout from Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitic rant that Jewish Americans possess dual loyalty to both the United States and Israel.
“I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country,” Omar ranted during a recent public appearance.
“I want to ask, why is it OK for me to talk about the influence of the [National Rifle Association], of fossil-fuel industries, or Big Pharma, and not talk about a powerful lobby that is influencing policy?”
And the Democrats division on the issue was on full display during a town hall attended by Jewish Congressman Max Rose that was organized by the Council of Jewish Organizations of Staten Island.
“As a young congressman, I’ve got to tell you I’m sorry,” Rose declared.
“You sent me to Congress to take responsibility. You sent me to Congress to have your back,” Rose stated. “And I failed you. Because I know that Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s comments really caused you all a lot of pain by bringing up anti-Semitic tropes.”
Rose also hinted that leadership could yank Omar’s Foreign Relations Committee assignment.
“We have got to show her that there is a pathway for her to do the right thing, and we have to be vigilant towards that. Believe me, she understands that that’s a possibility, and nobody is taking that off the table, but we are not there yet,” Rose added.
Rose claimed that he would “work as hard as I can to make sure that these comments are not made again.”
Unlike other Democrats, Rose did not sugarcoat Omar’s comments or try to deflect attention away from what she said.
“I am not satisfied with what I’ve seen thus far. I’m not,” Rose said. “To equate Jewish organizations with the NRA, of course I’m upset. Of course I’m not satisfied, and I don’t know any who are either. That’s why the first thing that I said is that I’m sorry. I’m sorry because I couldn’t protect you from this. And that takes a lot to say.”
Rose’s comments were the first cracks to be seen within the Democrat Party ranks.
While Democrats in Omar’s home district had whispered about recruiting a primary challenger against her for the 2020 race, prominent Democrats didn’t want to make a move because of her popularity with the grassroots base.
However, Rose calling out Omar could change that political calculus.
Now it’s not just Republicans and Fox News rebuking Omar for her anti-Semitism.
Rose alluding to the possibility of her losing her committee assignments means all options are on the table.
And it could include a career-ending primary challenge against Omar.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.