On Wednesday, Fox News learned from a Democratic source that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was "taken aback" by the rebellious manner in which her fellow Democrats have been acting.
It would appear that there is both a wave of growing anger and dissent amongst the majority of the rank and file Democrats over the possibility of a resolution being introduced that would formally condemn anti-semitism in Congress.
There are those analysts that draw attention to the fact that this is more evidence pointing to the fact that Pelosi is, in fact, losing what little of a tenuous grip she has over her fellow House members.
It would seem that according to a report, Pelosi went so far as to walk out of a meeting with Democrat House members on Wednesday, removing her microphone and stating:
“Well, if you’re not going to listen to me, I’m done talking.”
The resolution causing the dust-up between the Democrats originated after the Democratic freshman Ilhan Omar, representative of Minnesota, once again fanned the flames of anti-semitism.
For the second time in as many months, Omar echoed several tropes that many critics have stated they deem anti-semitic. One such statement, which appeared on her Twitter in February, gave the suggestion that those in government who support Israel "have been bought."
She has also made a statement that that American's who indeed support Israel are in turn pushing others to have "allegiance to a foreign country."
These are not the only instances when Omar has spouted anti-Semitism rhetoric. In 2012 she posted on her Twitter:
“Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.” When this post was recently brought to her attention, and she was questioned about accusations of her being anti-semitic, Omar refused to comment.
In recent days, the Democrats have been having to do damage control, due to her remarks are getting more and more attention in the press, resulting in increased pressure on Congress to take a stand one way or another. One senior Democrat aide stated to Fox News on Tuesday that the House is once again fighting amongst themselves over this same issue, which is resulting in another week of not getting what needs actually to be done—that of taking care of policy.
Although the resolution was initially scheduled to appear on the voting docket for the House this earlier this week, as of Thursday, it did not seem to be listed.
President Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday, stating that the Democrat’s in the House failing to present a united stand against anti-semitism was in his eyes “shameful.”
So, what’s the verdict—you decide.
Will the House Democratic parties refusal to take a stand against anti-semitism head them down a slippery slope?