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In response to being fired upon on Twitter by “Squad” member Rep. Ilhan Omar this Thursday, South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace fired back with “guns” ablazing.
The feud, which erupted only a few short hours after Mace’s feud with fellow “Squad” member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez concluded with Mace being victorious, was inspired by Omar taking offense to something she’d tweeted.
A day earlier on Wednesday, Mace posted a tweet calling out House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her dangerously hyperbolic rhetoric about her GOP colleagues.
Members threatening other Members is unacceptable. Period.
But Speaker Pelosi’s “enemy within” talk is reckless, particularly given her position. We can’t escalate every disagreement to apocalyptic levels. This is irresponsible, but unsurprising. https://t.co/EU1SL3HEGN
— Rep. Nancy Mace (@RepNancyMace) February 3, 2021
This tweet apparently offended Omar.
See how she responded below:
The definition of the “enemy within” is Members who pose a threat to other Members. It’s not a reckless statement.
We literally have a member who harassed @RashidaTlaib and I, tried to force us to swear on a Bible and held a gun over our heads in campaign ads.
Get it together. https://t.co/DfkoLPMzdL
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 4, 2021
Omar was referencing the past actions of Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Prior to being elected to office, Greene showed up at the Capitol to try to force Omar and fellow “Squad” member Rep. Rashida Tlaib to retake their congressional oaths on a Bible versus the Koran.
And during the 2020 general election, the Georgia lawmaker ran a campaign ad that showed her pointing a gun at photos of the “Squad” as she declared that she would be their “worst nightmare” if elected to office.
Note that these actions occurred before Greene was elected to office and took her own congressional oath.
Responding to Omar’s tweet, Mace fired back by reminding the Minnesota lawmaker of some of the uncouth, inappropriate actions that she’s taken since she took her own congressional oath.
Oh, hi, Rep. Omar! Last time we spoke I was calling you out for your anti 🇮🇱 nonsense.
Good to be reacquainted. Judge a woman by her enemies they say… https://t.co/vbSErnDPoc
— Nancy Mace (@NancyMace) February 4, 2021
During her 2020 election campaign, Mace and several other now-elected freshmen portrayed themselves as a potential conservative “squad” against the left.
In response, Omar sarcastically tweeted, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” Mace fired back at the time by calling out the Minnesota congresswoman’s notorious antisemitism.
— Nancy Mace (@NancyMace) December 12, 2019
Her description of Omar as “anti-Israel” was putting it lightly.
Both Omar and Tlaib are seen as hardcore antisemites whose political careers have been rocked with back-to-back scandals over their antisemitic rhetoric.
But unlike Greene, who was stripped of all of her committee assignments Thursday over her past actions, Omar and Tlaib have never once been held accountable for all the antisemitic rhetoric they’ve spewed after being elected to office.
This despite Omar’s antisemitism in particular being so gross that she was named the “Antisemite of the Year” three years ago by StopAntisemitism.org:
Mazal Tov to #IlhanOmar on being named 2019’s Antisemite of the Year! Thousands voted & the Freshmen Congresswoman came out on top as the most vile Jew hater!
— StopAntisemitism.org (@StopAntisemites) January 6, 2020
In explaining why, the non-profit noted in a press release that she’d accused Israel of having hypnotized the world, accused Jews of buying influence with money, compared Israelis to the Nazis and been endorsed by neo-Nazi David Duke.
House Democrat leaders were repeatedly encouraged to at least censure the congresswoman, but they refused at every opportunity — choosing instead two years ago to issue a vague condemnation of antisemitism.
Even after Omar used an antisemitic trope against one of her fellow Democrat colleagues — Jewish congresswoman Rep. Nita Lowey — as seen below, House Democrat leaders still refused to act.
Our democracy is built on debate, Congresswoman! I should not be expected to have allegiance/pledge support to a foreign country in order to serve my country in Congress or serve on committee. The people of the 5th elected me to serve their interest. I am sure we agree on that! https://t.co/gglAS4FVJW
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) March 3, 2019
Meanwhile, the same Democrats who refused to act then have had no qualms about evoking Greene’s past comments and using them to not only punish her, but also disparage the entire Republican Party.
Nor have they even thought twice about accusing Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of trying to kill them, smearing a U.S. Capitol Police officer, supporting the deadly Black Lives Matter riots of last year and describing their own colleagues as “enemies.”
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