Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour attacked Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D – Calif.) for introducing a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, resulting in part from a series of offensive remarks about Jewish political influence made by freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D – Minn.), in a Facebook post on Monday.
“Nancy is a typical white feminist upholding the patriarchy doing the dirty work of powerful white men. God forbid the men are upset – no worries, Nancy to the rescue to stroke their egos,” Sarsour wrote.
She accused Pelosi of “dividing our base,” and giving Republicans “an easier path towards 2020.”
“You want a resolution? Condemn all forms of bigotry,” wrote Sarsour, who has been accused of promoting anti-Semitism on several occasions. “All forms of bigotry are unacceptable. We won’t let them pin us up against each other. We stand with Representative Ilhan Omar.”
House Democrats are planning to put forward a resolution on Wednesday condemning anti-Semitism, following repeated remarks by Omar suggesting that the allegiance of American Jews is primarily with Israel, The Times of Israel reported Monday.
Text of the resolution is not yet public and it is uncertain how specific it will be in its condemnation of Omar.
The decision to introduce the resolution comes as Jonathan Greenblatt, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, called on Democrats to take action.
“Accusing Jews of having allegiance to a foreign government has long been a vile anti-Semitic slur that has been used to harass, marginalize, and persecute the Jewish people for centuries,” Greenblatt wrote on Monday.
“Sometimes referred to as the ‘dual loyalty’ charge, it alleges that Jews should be suspected of being disloyal neighbors or citizens because their true allegiance is to their co-religionists around the world or to a secret and immoral Jewish agenda,” he added.
Greenblatt also noted that even though Omar was herself unfairly linked to the 9/11 attacks, “that offense cannot excuse or rationalize anti-Semitism.”
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