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Pelosi & Co. flinch from truly confronting anti-Semitism

It took hours of strong prodding by other Democrats, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other House leaders finally condemned “anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations” by Rep. Ilhan Omar. But instead of taking any punitive action, like stripping the Minnesota Democrat of her seat on the...

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Why Ilhan Omar won’t pay for peddling bigotry

Ilhan Omar can’t seem to help herself when it comes to anti-Semitism. The question is: What are leading Democrats and Never Trumpers, who’ve repeatedly accused the White House of empowering anti-Semitism, prepared to do about the congresswoman from Minnesota? Omar tried to wiggle out of the...

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Corey Johnson calls on Ruben Diaz Sr. to resign after anti-gay remarks

Council Speaker Corey Johnson said Monday that Bronx Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. should step down for making an inflammatory remark about the gay community. “I think he should resign. It’s not up to me, but I think what he said is totally unacceptable,” Johnson said during a press briefing in...

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Cuomo bashes Diaz Sr.’s anti-gay comments

Gov. Cuomo said Monday Bronx City Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. deserves to be punished for making controversial anti-gay remarks. Diaz has claimed that the Council is “controlled by the homosexual community” — a remark the governor said was “outrageous.” “There’s no place for that kind of...

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Ilhan Omar apologizes for anti-Semitic tweets, says she’s ‘standing strong’

Rep. Ilhan Omar on Monday tweeted out an apology for posts a day earlier that were condemned as anti-Semitic — and will apparently face no further punishment from party leaders. “Listening and learning, but standing strong,” she wrote on a post that included her apology. “Anti-Semitism is...

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Pelosi, top Dems condemn Rep. Ilhan Omar over ‘anti-Semitic’ tweets

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top House Democrats condemned anti-Semitism Monday and called on freshman Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar to apologize for tweets that many viewed as anti-Semitic. “Anti-Semitism must be called out, confronted and condemned whenever it is encountered, without...

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Accused Pittsburgh synagogue shooter pleads not guilty to new charges

The anti-Semite accused of gunning down 11 worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue pleaded not guilty in federal court Monday to a slew of additional counts — but his lawyer said she hopes the case will be resolved without a trial. A grand jury on Jan. 29 hit Robert Bowers, 46, with 19 counts in...

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Rep. Ilhan Omar slammed yet again for ‘anti-Semitic’ tweets

Rep. Ilhan Omar, who once stirred outrage by claiming, “Israel has hypnotized the world,” came under fire again Sunday by claiming that a pro-Israel lobby pays off American politicians. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle called her out when she tweeted that the relationship between the United...

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