My Response To “Send Her Back”

As you know, on Sunday, President Trump tweeted that “’Progressive’ Democratic Congresswomen” who refer to themselves as the Squad – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley – should “go back” to where they came from. Let me be clear: I have been deeply troubled by anti-Semitic comments made by Representative Ilhan Omar – comments that have been widely criticized by the Anti-Defamation League and other Jewish organizations and leaders. You can read more here.  The House of Representatives attempted to rebuke Omar for her dangerous rhetoric with a resolution condemning anti-Semitism. It was disappointing that Speaker Pelosi was unable to unify the Democrats around this resolution and, as a result, a specific condemnation of anti-Semitism never came from the House. Instead the House passed a resolution condemning all forms of hate speech, including anti-Semitism.  I have also been deeply troubled by the anti-Semitic comments made by Representative Rashida Tlaib – again…