Fox's Jeanine Pirro suggested that Rep. Ilhan Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib are representing other countries in Congress
The day before Pirro's anti-Muslim hijab remarks on Fox News, the host used her Fox Nation program to accuse Reps. Omar and Tlaib of dual loyalty
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From the March 8 edition of Fox Nation's 10 Minute Justice:
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JEANINE PIRRO (HOST): Bigotry of any kind is horrific. Sadly, as we've seen in Europe, anti-Semitism seems to be on the rise in America. Newly elected Democrat representative, Ilhan Omar, put herself in the spotlight after making several thinly veiled comments about Americans being conflicted in their allegiances to foreign countries, specifically Israel. She has a history of being anti-Israel and fooled no one by disguising her words, saying, quote, "I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is okay to push for allegiance to a foreign country." The House has now passed a bill condemning hateful expressions of intolerance, be it anti-Semitic, anti-Muslim, or bigotry against any minority.
But if we still have political leaders in power who feel this way, maybe it's time to question why they're sitting in that seat of power. Joining me now is Brigitte Gabriel, best-selling author of Rise, and chairman of ACT for America, a grassroots national security organization. Brigitte, thanks for joining me. I appreciate your being here with Fox Nation, and I want to get right to it. We've got this representative in Congress, this Ilhan Omar, who has made several, what is perceived especially by the Jewish community, anti-Semitic remarks. And yet, at the same time, they come out with a resolution that doesn't even mention her name, and criticizes generically all hate. How did she get away with it, and what do you think it's all about?
BRIGITTE GABRIEL (ACT FOR AMERICA): She got away with it because we have a Democratic party right now in the United States that is anti-Semitic, and now their true colors are shining because they can no longer hide it. We are seeing a level of anti-Semitism not just in the halls of Congress, but also on college campuses, also on the streets of the United States. Look at crimes against Jews in America, are the highest of any other group. It's not crimes against Hindus, it's not crimes against Muslims, it's crimes against Jews and discrimination against Jews. So what we're seeing right now, is this representative and newcomer to Congress, also being joined by Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, who's also anti-Semitic and comes from a Palestinian background, and they are feeling empowered. You add to that that organizations like CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic relations, and other leftist organizations coming to their defense, and you have a formula that is not good for the country. We should not be hearing this type of rhetoric coming out of members of Congress. We know we have radicals within -- radical elements within any country, and we surely have that within the United States, spewing hate against one group or another. But we should not be hearing this from members of Congress sitting in the halls of our government passing laws.
PIRRO: Well what's interesting about it, is that the -- Omar and Rashida Tlaib who you referred to, they -- it's almost as though they think they're representing another country, and yet what they did was they kind of projected, and they said, "You know what? You're preventing us from talking. You people are promoting another country. You people are promoting Israel, AIPAC promotes Israel." And when in truth, they're promoting their countries and their philosophies. And yet for Nancy Pelosi to buckle and have this watered-down resolution, when it all started with the outrage at Omar's attacks, thinly veiled as I said, against Israel, what does this say about Nancy Pelosi?
GABRIEL: It says a lot, not only about Nancy Pelosi but also about the Democratic Party. But it also says something about activism in our country, because the left and the Islamists bombarded members of Congress to water down the resolution. They were walking the halls of Congress. You don't see the same push and resistance on the side of the right, who is sitting on the sidelines and shaking their head. Look, Rashida Tlaib came out and said, "I am a voice to the Palestinians in the West Bank." Last time I checked, she was elected by Americans in the United States to serve in the United States Congress, not the West Bank and not in the Palestinian Authority. Yet she is talking about dual loyalty, she is the one who said it flat out very clearly. Yet the Democratic leadership under Pelosi is afraid to come out and develop a backbone to stand up against the radical leftist elements rising within the party. Because let's face it, the leftist radical element like Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar and Cortez are basically getting more traction and more support than the old guards of the Democratic Party. And Nancy Pelosi needs that radical element in order for the Democratic Party to win moving forward, because this is the new Democratic Party we're looking at and they are the ones who are driving the agenda, and they are the ones who are pulling the strings, not Nancy Pelosi.