Pelosi Fails America Choosing Squad Dems Over US Ally
Rep Rashida Tlaib and Rep Ilhan Omar were set to spread their anti-Israel hate in Israel, until the country thought better of it. Trump did give Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu a heads up, but that's what you do with allies. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, however, felt that it was due to their weakness as leaders that they would ban these inciting house Dems.
“We have a deep relationship and long-standing relationship with Israel that can withstand Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu,” Pelosi said. “We cannot let their weaknesses stand in the way of our ongoing relationship.”
Pelosi said she had “great, great, great sadness” over the decision, but she was not discouraging other lawmakers from visiting Israel.
“Members will make their own decisions about this, but I would not discourage travel to Israel,” Pelosi said.
“We have a strong relationship with Israel as well as a deep love and respect for the people of Israel. And, again, this is not going to undermine that, try as President Trump will to do that.”
"Israeli officials said this week that Omar and Tlaib would not be allowed to enter the country due to their support for the international boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel, citing a law that prohibits entry for those who back the effort.
The move sparked backlash among various Democratic lawmakers and presidential candidates as well as some GOP lawmakers, who argued that members of Congress should be allowed to conduct diplomatic trips to the country."
Trump tweeted about their plan to visit:
"It would show great weakness if Israel allowed Rep. Omar and Rep.Tlaib to visit. They hate Israel & all Jewish people, & there is nothing that can be said or done to change their minds. Minnesota and Michigan will have a hard time putting them back in office. They are a disgrace!"
Tlaib, in the end, decided not to visit even after she was granted access to enter solely to visit family. Omar and Tlaib seemed to be on a mission of hate. Pelosi did us no favors either calling a leader of one of our closest allies weak just to back her inciting Freshmen Dems. We should be thanking Trump for this as Tlaib and Omar were intending to use their office to attack Israel.