Ilhan Omar said Jewish colleagues not “partners in justice”
The far-left members of the Democratic “Squad” have fallen largely silent on the Boston rabbi who was stabbed eight times outside of a Jewish school.
Aside from Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D., Mass.), who represents the district where 24-year-old Khaled Awad nearly murdered Rabbi Shlomo Noginski, none of the Squad members have condemned the anti-Semitic attack. The Washington Free Beacon contacted each of the House Democrats associated with the Squad–Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.), Jamaal Bowman (D., N.Y.), Cori Bush (D., Mo.), and Pressley—none of whom responded to requests for comment about the attack.
The attack comes as liberals like Bowman call for members to be more outspoken about “hateful” rhetoric. The New York representative shared footage of a group of Israelis participating in an anti-Arab chant and challenged his colleagues to “disavow” racism wherever it exists. “I represent many within the Jewish community who disavow and condemn this hateful language,” Bowman wrote on Twitter. “So why does only a small portion of our Congress?”