Wisconsin Rep. defends Omar, Tlaib and AOC, says conservatives ‘fear’ the – American Politics
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before.
Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications,
like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations,
we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open
and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news
and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.
As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.
For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:
- A user experience almost completely free of ads
- Access to our Premium Section
- Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew – Ivrit
- A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel
Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.
Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief
Wisconsin Democrat Representative Mark Pocan defended the words and actions of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, who have on several occasions made antisemitic and anti-Israel comments, according to a Washington Times report.
“They’re smart women of color, two of them happen to be Muslim,” Pocan said. “So between AOC, Rashida and Ilhan – that hits every box [conservatives have] told people to fear for a long time.”
Pocan went on to claim that this fear is the reason conservatives attack the three women. He went on to say that the backlash against the three congresswomen would only increase left-wing support for them.
The positive reaction is not what many expected when all three women repeatedly made anti-Israel and antisemitic comments. Even last week, Democratic leaders wrote a resolution that chastised Omar for her antisemitic remarks. However, after AOC made some noise on Twitter, Democratic leaders tweaked the resolution so that it also condemned white supremacists and Islamophobia.
Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>