The Déjà Vu Of Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s Convenient Anti-Semitism
by Paul Miller
March 13, 2019
As the mother of the modern-day Progressive movement, it would make sense for Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) to take her young Democratic colleague Rep. Ilhan Omar under her maternal wing in loco parentis. Defending Omar against accusations of anti-Semitism last week on MSNBC, Schakowsky explained that as a refugee from Somalia, Omar “comes from a different culture. She has things to learn.” Rather than acknowledge that Omar is a bigot, Schakowsky thus invokes the doctrine of unconditional love. But Omar is not “just off the boat.” She came to the United States in the 1990s, according to her official House website. READ MORE
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