Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) defended his party collegue Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) by stating that she is higher than the Jews who survived the Holocaust. Rep. Clyburn during an interview with The Hill on Wedsneday remarked that Rep. Omar’s time in a Kenyan refugee camp outweighed the experiences of the Jewish people during the Holocaust.
Her experience, Clyburn argued, is much more empirical — and powerful — than that of people who are generations removed from the Holocaust, Japanese internment camps during World War II and the other violent episodes that have marked history.
“I’m serious about that. There are people who tell me, ‘Well, my parents are Holocaust survivors.’ ‘My parents did this.’ It’s more personal with her,” Clyburn said. “I’ve talked to her, and I can tell you she is living through a lot of pain.”
Rep. Clyburn who once shared the stage with the anti-semite Louis Farrakhan, statements could be seen as approval to hate Jews if you rank higher in the vicimhood pyramid.
Rep. Ilhan Omar is a Muslim woman born in Somalia and was forced to flee her country due to violence. Some Domocrats believe that Rep. Omar’s speeches of hate and anti-semitism should be excused, due to her experiences.
Rep. Clyburn’s comments come after a week where Democrats failed to pass a resolution condemning anti Semetism in the aftermath of Rep. Omar’s repeated hateful slurs.
Rep. Clyburn, a promenint member of the Black Caucus went on to state, “She won’t be targeted. We’re going to target those people who had her picture on the Twin Towers,” Clyburn said. “This resolution is going to be inclusive; it’s going to be expansive; and I might just try to add something to deal with that billboard that’s up in Pennsylvania this morning calling John Lewis and other members of the Congressional Black Caucus racists.”