The Democrats have almost entirely succumbed to the anti-Semitism metastasizing within its ranks.

The unwillingness of party leaders like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer to condemn Hamas and other terrorists in Palestine led to attacks on Jewish Americans earlier this year. Now, they’ve refused to discipline Representative Ilhan Omar for her history of anti-Semitic statements—the most recent of which likened Israel to terrorist organizations.

In a tweet, Rep. Omar lumped the United States and Israel into the same category as Hamas and the Taliban.

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“We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity,” Omar wrote on Twitter earlier this week. “We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban.”

The response from Democratic leaders was tepid at best. Only 12 Democrats signed on to a letter asking Rep. Omar to “clarify” her comments, all of whom are Jewish-American. But here’s the kicker: there are 25 Jewish-American Democrats in Congress, meaning less than half of the Jewish-American Democrats signed the letter and zero non-Jewish Democrats signed it.

For her part, Rep. Nancy Pelosi has refused to rebuke Rep. Omar for her statements.

“We did not rebuke her,” Pelosi said over the weekend. “We thanked — acknowledged that she made a clarification.”

“Congresswoman Omar is a valued member of our caucus,” Pelosi later added.

Omar offered a “clarification,” but not before slamming her colleagues for the Islamophobia and racism.

“It’s shameful for colleagues who call me when they need my support to now put out a statement asking for ‘clarification’ and not just call. The islamophobic tropes in this statement are offensive. The constant harassment & silencing from the signers of this letter is unbearable,” she said.

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She failed to explain how her colleagues had engaged in “Islamophobic tropes.”

House Republicans have introduced a bill to strip Rep. Omar of her committee assignments, but it’s unlikely to go anywhere without Pelosi’s support.

The Democrats’ spinelessness isn’t just relegated to a few anti-Semitic members of Congress. It reaches the highest levels of the party and has impacted our country’s foreign policy.

Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasted the Biden administration for negotiating another deal with Iran, and he likened Biden’s spinelessness to that of President Franklin Roosevelt prior to World War II.

“The administration in Washington asked me not to discuss our disagreement on Iran publicly, but with all due respect, I can’t do that,” Netanyahu said.

“In 1944, at the height of the Holocaust, US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt refused to bomb the railway leading to the extermination camps and refused to bomb the gas chambers, which could have saved millions of our people. We hoped for others to save us, and they didn’t come. In the face of the threat of extermination, we were helpless,” Netanyahu said, drawing a comparison to the modern-day. “Our voice was not heard among the nations. We had neither a state or an army. But today we do have a voice. We do have a state, and we do have defensive power.”

I generally don’t pay much attention to Holocaust comparisons, but if anyone has the credentials to make one, it’s the Israeli prime minister. The Democrats’ willingness to look the other way—both with Rep. Omar and with Iran—is threatening the safety of Jews both inside the United States and abroad. If the Democrats really care about how political speech leads to violence, they’ll develop a backbone and root out the racism and anti-Semitism within their party.

I’m not holding my breath.  

About The Author

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.