Pelosi’s Latest Excuse for Omar Has People Scratching Their Heads: ‘Different Experience in the Use of Words’

After dismissing Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-Minn.) continued controversial comments on Israel as activist “enthusiasm,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) doubled down on her defense of the freshman congresswoman on Friday by offering another doozy of an excuse.

Speaking at an Economic Club event, Pelosi explained that she thinks Omar simply doesn’t understand the language she has been using.

“I don’t think our colleague is anti-Semitic,” she said. “I think she has a different experience in the use of words, doesn’t understand that some of them are fraught with meaning that she didn’t realize.”

Watch her comments below:

Needless to say, Pelosi’s remarks were met with confusion on social media, with many users pointing out that her dismissal was not only a poor excuse but also offensive to Omar.

Check out some of the critical reactions from all sides:

Pelosi’s comments come after Omar found herself in hot water yet again for remarks on Israel that invoked the idea of “dual loyalty.” Her words were deemed anti-Semitic by many and fell in line with the State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism.

As IJR Red reported, Omar took heat from conservatives and even President Donald Trump himself in the wake of the controversy.

In the face of backlash, Democrats drafted a resolution to condemn anti-Semitism but later postponed the vote after pressure from the more left-leaning wing of the party and outside leftist groups, as IJR Red noted.

They eventually expanded the resolution to condemn other forms of bigotry and failed to specifically mention Omar in it. The move was highly criticized by Republicans, with Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) calling it a “sham” resolution and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) calling it “a deceitful way for Dems to give Omar cover.”

While the resolution ultimately passed, 23 Republican members of Congress took a stand by voting against it.

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James
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Omar and Tlaib (and now AOC) are and always will be anti-Semites. Omar and Tlaib are REQUIRED by their Qur’an to hate/kill Jews (“apes and pigs”) and Christians (“swine”) because those are infidels (have not converted to the Islam religion). The objective of the Muslims is to abolish all religions in the World because Islam is the only true religion (or so they say). They may apologize; but those will only be words from their lying lips; not the truth they hold in their heart.

Screwtape
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Ilhan Omar and her ilk are liars and hypocrites. q.v. takkiya
Historically, Catholic and Jewish citizens were slandered for “dual loyalties”.
As a devout Muslim, why isn’t Omar subject to the same slanders?
She’s not even a real “refugee”, unless it’s to Kenya, where she spent four years in a refugee camp prior to being allowed into the USA. q.v. the immigration laws on ‘refugees’.

Screwtape
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Nancy, you are literally saying that an elected official of your own party
1. doesn’t speak intelligible English, because she’s stupid but elected.
2. she bears ZERO responsibility for the content of her comments, because she’s stupid, but elected.

This brings some critical analysis of Nancy’s utterings as stupid, but elected.

Screwtape
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She meant what she said and said what she meant. Omar’s anti-Semitic 100%.

So Nancy, how’s if feel to help mainstream anti-Semitism in Congress?

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