As Dems pull further left, Holocaust survivors send Schumer and his party an unmistakable message

A group of Holocaust survivors shared emotional messages for congressional Democrats in the wake of anti-Semitic controversies involving a freshman lawmaker.

Former Democratic New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind posted a video compilation of Holocaust survivors condemning lawmakers who have condoned, excused and even supported Rep. Ilhan Omar and her repeated use of antisemitic tropes and frequent controversial comments.

“I have hardly any more tears left to cry about such people,” a woman said in the two-minute video, calling out “the most anti-Semitic Congress that we’ve ever had.”

“How would they feel if their mother, their father, their wife, their children, all their siblings have been gassed?” she asked.

“No matter how many enemies we’ll have, Israel is to be forever and ever,” another woman said after others called out Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, both New York Democrats, for not defending Jews in Congress.

The reactions come amid high tensions in Washington as Omar has been at the center of controversy over recent tweets about the “dual loyalty” of congressional members on Israel, with her remarks on the Israel-Palestine conflict and on Israel itself drawing backlash from many, including top-ranking Democrats and her colleagues on the Foreign Affairs Committee.

The outcry led to calls for a resolution condemning anti-Semitism, but after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi caved to pressure from liberal activists and the progressives in her own party, the language was broadened in the resolution to a watered-down bill condemning all forms of hate speech and made no mention of the Muslim lawmaker by name.

House Majority Whip, Rep. James Clyburn, dug the hole deeper for Democrats when he made an “offensive” Holocaust comparison to defend Omar. The South Carolina Democrat suggested Wednesday that the Minnesota Democrat’s experience of escaping violence in Somalia where she was born was “more personal” than that of Jews who had parents survive the Holocaust.

Hikind slammed Clyburn in a tweet, challenging the Democrat to make his comments to a “room full of Holocaust death camp survivors.”

He mocked the Democrats’ sham resolution as a “dumpster fire” created by the freshman congresswoman and “exacerbated” by Pelosi.

Hikind, who represented Brooklyn’s Assembly district 48 for 35 years, told Omar in a video message before the House vote that “the rule is, three strikes and you’re out.”

But it seems Democrats are either so enthralled with the far-left members of their caucus or they are afraid to speak up.

Even as the vote was being taken in Congress Thursday, the progressive political action committee, Democracy for America, announced it was endorsing Omar and “her strongest supporters in Congress,” naming  New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley from Massachusetts and Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib, for reelection in 2020.

“The endorsements were made in response to the tremendous acts solidarity and support all four have shown each over the first two months of the new Congress, and the direct political threats leveled against Omar, Ocasio-Cortez, and Tlaib over the last week,” the group announced, noting that the women are “frequently referred to as The Squad.”

“We’re also endorsing these four progressive women of color today because the last week’s politically-motivated, racially-tinged, and anti-Muslim attack on Rep. Ilhan Omar has made it clear that their opponents on the right — in both the Republican and Democratic Parties — will stop at nothing to tear them down,” Yvette Simpson, the DFA’s CEO said in a statement.

As Pelosi struggled to rein in her party this week as it strained under ideological differences between moderates and progressives, her comments after the vote seemed to offer up more of the excuses her party has been delivering in defense of Omar and her inexcusable smears and did nothing to win over critics who believe she is no longer in control.

While the party continues its blind march to the left with the new crop of socialists and silence from the establishment, Democrats may soon turn to find they have lost many of their supporters on the way.

“All my life I voted Democratic and this year, in 2020, I will not be able to because of those three horrors,” one of the Holocaust survivors in Hikind’s video said. “And about the Jews that we have in the Congress are not helping is and not standing up for us.”

“So, goodbye Democratic Party,” she added.


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