Pelosi Combats Omar Critics: There’s ‘No Taint’ Of Anti-Semitism In Dem Party

April 16, 2019 3:05 p.m.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) brushed off the President’s ambush of a freshman member of her caucus — he accused Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) of anti-Semitism — by telling CNN there’s “no taint” of that behavior within her party.

“I think the President is bankrupt of any ideas, I don’t want to talk about the President here because I’m overseas. Come see me in Washington, D.C. and I’ll tell you what I think about that and the President, but no,” she said. “We are not — we have no taint of that (anti-Semitism) in the Democratic Party and just because they want to accuse somebody of that, doesn’t mean that we take that bait.”

Omar has been accused of making anti-Semitic comments, which she has apologized for and the Democratic Party approved a resolution condemning anti-Semitism in response. But Trump and other Republicans have seized on the remarks — and new comments about 9/11 — to question her loyalty to the U.S.

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