Washington Post columnist Philip Bump has become one of those journalists who you can tell wrote an article just from reading a couple of sentences. He hasn’t gone insane like his colleagues Jennifer Rubin and Max Boot, but his takes are still reliably dumb and obvious. Just like this one: If Rep. Ilhan Omar weren’t a practicing Muslim, she would be being targeted by Speaker Kevin McCarthy and booted off the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
It is clear that if Ilhan Omar weren’t a practicing Muslim, she wouldn’t have become a central figure for the right and, therefore, wouldn’t have been someone who McCarthy saw value in targeting. https://t.co/K9ybMnlRJ3
— Philip Bump (@pbump) January 30, 2023
“The political targeting of Ilhan Omar is inextricable from her religion.” Then why were Eric Swalwell and Adam Schiff booted off their committees?
Your piece fails to cite a single fact that suggests this has to do w/ her religion but at least you got her to RT you so mission accomplished
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 30, 2023
That’s not it. It’s her long track record of bigotry and anti-semitism. I get that you have water to carry for Dems and couldn’t look into that one.
— Taro Tsujimoto (@RCannon74) January 30, 2023
Schiff and Swalwell aren’t Muslim. Your logic is void.
— Radio Free America©️🇺🇸 (@RogerGreeson) January 30, 2023
I agree, if she weren’t Muslim, maybe she wouldn’t be so antisemitic
— johnathan sanders (@johnathan_sand) January 30, 2023
Republicans just nominated a Muslim as their US Senate candidate in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, the state is still too racist and they elected a guy who chases down black joggers with a shotgun instead.
— Rev. Dr. Ashanti Van Buren+ (@AshantiVanBuren) January 30, 2023
Or maybe it’s her long record of bigotry which you completely overlook in this article because it’s inconvenient to your narrative…
No one is kicking Andre Carson off any committees. https://t.co/38YHV6evFz
— AG (@AGHamilton29) January 30, 2023
Her own party was censuring her until Nancy chickened out and broadened the language. Were the Dems also targeting her?
— Ashlee Lee (@ashlee_leeee) January 30, 2023
As Twitchy reported Sunday, Omar went on TV to claim she didn’t know it was an anti-Semitic trope to tweet that Israel had “hypnotized the world” or that support of Israel is “all about the Benjamins.” She’s played dumb for years and the Left has let her get away with it, and Bump knows it.
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Ilhan Omar plays dumb about her anti-Semitic remarks during #CNNSOTU interview and LOL (watch)https://t.co/sBVlB5A1pZ
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 29, 2023