Paradox of insanity: Ilhan Omar finds super-fans in KKK’s David Duke and black Dem Rep Clyburn

Rep. Ilhan Omar continued her winning streak of loser behavior by earning the praise of controversial far-left leaders.

And, as expected, Democrats are not calling on the Minnesota lawmaker to disavow former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke or Nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakhan, after they joined the other voices on the left practically applauding her incendiary comments and actions.

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Duke tweeted a link to a report on Omar’s fiery clash with President Trump’s Venezuela envoy, Elliott Abrams,  during a House hearing, referring to the Jewish-American diplomat as a “Zionist war criminal.”

Duke’s tweet followed other endorsements of the Muslim congresswoman, including from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and activist Linda Sarsour, who came to Omar’s defense after controversial remarks had earned her stinging rebukes for being anti-Semitic.

The far-left congresswoman came under fire by leaders of her own party, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, after commenting about a pro-Israel lobby’s influence on U.S. politics. Omar tweeted Sunday that AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, was paying members of Congress to support Israel.

Omar issued an apology of sorts on Monday, only to retweet a thread from a Democratic activist just a few hours later who supported her earlier claims that sparked the controversy. On Tuesday, President Trump called for Omar’s resignation or that she at least be removed from serving on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Twitter users mocked Omar’s dubious achievement and teed up the next round of imminent endorsements for the freshman congresswoman.

As if on cue, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn lauded Omar and her “tremendous future,” admitting he would remain a “supporter.”

“I had a very long talk with her. I like her a whole lot. I think she was very sincere in her apology and wish go on and stop beating up on people when they make a mistake,” the South Carolina Democrat told CNN on Thursday. “All of us have misspoken at one time or another.”

“I think she’s an incredible young lady who has a tremendous future in politics and I’m going to be a supporter as I possibly can, of her, and I wish we would just move on and put this behind us,” Clyburn added.

Omar’s newest fans may not deliver the best optics for Democrats gearing up for the 2020 election, and the significance of the radicalization of the party was not lost on Twitter users who called out the hypocrisy.

Frieda Powers

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Originally from New York, Powers graduated from New York University and eventually made her way to sunny South Florida where she has been writing for the BizPacReview team since 2015.
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