‘Republicans don’t stand for cancel culture’: Nancy Mace goes to bat for ‘anti-Semite’ Ilhan Omar

Now that Liz Cheney has formally been ousted from Congress, Rep. Nancy Mace is settling into her old role as a Republican contrarian more than willing to buck her party, most recently with her defense of Rep. Ilhan Omar who could soon be booted off of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

The South Carolina congresswoman who touts her humble beginnings as a former Waffle House worker has already become a media favorite and her standing up for the Minnesota Democrat will only serve to further burnish her credibility with liberals who adore opposition lawmakers who undermine GOP unity.

Mace offered up a particularly twisted rationale for allowing Omar to retain her seat on the powerful committee despite her ethical problems, a strong anti-Semitic streak and her proudly wearing of her anti-American sentiment like a badge of honor, conceding the points that she is a Jew-hating, socialist bigot while strongly suggesting that such traits should not be disqualifying.

“There’s a First Amendment in this country. We don’t have to agree with everything that members say,” Mace said on Friday when she was asked by Fox News on whether she backed Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy’s stated intention to ban her from the committee.

“I think we have to be very careful about what we are as a constitutional republic,” she said. “I am not a fan of Ilhan Omar. She’s an anti-Semite. She’s a bigot. She’s a racist. She’s a socialist. But that doesn’t mean that we cancel people in this country. Republicans don’t stand for cancel culture. And that’s essentially what this is.”

Rep. Mace also indicated that there are a “handful” of other GOP renegades who feel the same way about the Somali-born bomb-thrower, a charter member of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Squad.

“I think it sets a very dangerous precedent. And you know, there’s so much anti-Semitism in this country. We should be condemning it right and left as we always have, but there’s also the First Amendment right to do that,” she added. “We’re all talking about the Twitter files and conservatives being censored, you know, it’s, it’s, it seems pretty hypocritical if you ask me.”

Twitter users reacted to Mace’s peculiar defense strategy.

“This day keeps getting better. Why have someone on that Committee who obviously despises this country? Booting Rep. Omar off House Foreign Affairs Committee is ‘cancel culture,’ says GOP Rep. Mace,” wrote investigative journalist Lara Logan.

Other users also served up their takes.

Omar blasted McCarthy as a racist while playing the victim over the prospect of losing her committee seat.

“As the only African born, not being on the Africa subcommittee is not just an elimination of a unique voice but an elimination of all the voices that have never been heard on a committee on the continent. It’s racist, xenophobic and discriminatory,” she wrote on Twitter.

“So I’m going to read the resolution. We haven’t seen it. I’m going to read it before I make that final decision next week. But we’ve been asking for it, and it hasn’t been released to public yet,” Mace told Fox News.

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Republished with permission from American Wire News Service


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