Fox host: Democrats protect Rep. Omar because they want “to protect the ability of the left to traffic in anti-Semitism"

Fox host: Democrats protect Rep. Omar because they want “to protect the ability of the left to traffic in anti-Semitism"

Watters: "There's a very strong strand of anti-Semitism on the left that needs to flourish, apparently, and then needs to be protected"

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From the May 8 edition of Fox News' The Five: 

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JESSE WATTERS (CO-HOST): It's bizarre that the left tries to stick its neck out for someone like this so much after she said so many dumb things and so many offensive things. Why do they do that? And I think the reason why they do that is not because they want to protect her personally, because she's not that talented, she doesn't raise a lot of money, she's not that likable or empathetic. The left wants to protect the ability of the left to traffic in anti-Semitism. Because there's a very strong strand of anti-Semitism on the left that needs to flourish, apparently, and then needs to be protected.

Previously: 

Lou Dobbs on Rep. Ilhan Omar: "Who is she representing? Because it isn't America" ​

On Fox News, Dinesh D'Souza says a reasonable person "would not be able to tell if [Rep. Omar] was on the side of the victims of 9/11 or the perpetrators"​

Hannity guest: Rep. Ilhan Omar "is infatuated with Al-Qaeda, with Hamas, Hezbollah"

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