Steny Hoyer again shows top Dems don’t dare stand up to anti-Semites in the ranks.
Nothing like telling people want they want to hear to their faces and then contradicting yourself after you walk away.
It’s gotten to the point that, when a top Democrat stands up against anti-Semitism, he soon feels the need to backtrack.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) won a standing ovation this week at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee conference when he pointedly said, “There are 62 freshman Democrats. You hear me? Sixty-two—not three.”
Just before that, he’d said: “When someone accuses American supporters of Israel of dual loyalty, I say: Accuse me. I am part of a large, bipartisan coalition in Congress supporting Israel. I tell Israel’s detractors: Accuse us.”
So everyone saw his reference to three Democratic frosh as a slap at headline-hogging Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
Omar can’t manage to avoid anti-Semitic tropes, including the “dual loyalty” charge; Tlaib is bent on ending US aid to Israel; AOC defends them both.
But then Hoyer followed up the next day with a statement that walked back his words: “I was lamenting that the media does not appear to be paying enough attention to other excellent new members.”
So much for that profile in courage.
Hey Steny- shut the fuck up