"They've become an anti-Jewish party".
However, that sort of excusing deference and laughable benefit of the doubt appear to be reserved for Omar; in the past, Pelosi has used President Trump's words and actions most definitely to define his actual beliefs.
The House passed the resolution in a 407-23 vote, with Democrats attempting to overcome a dispute that has overwhelmed their agenda and exposed fault lines that could shadow them through next year's elections.
The allegations of anti-Semitism directed toward Ilhan Omar have no precedent in Congress.
Or the offenses of certain House Republicans such as Iowa's serial offender Steve King, who lost his three committee seats in January after he defended the terms "white supremacist" and "white nationalist" during a New York Times interview.
"It's not the same and I'll tell you why", Cardona responded.
Alice Stewart, a GOP communications consultant, insisted that Rep. Omar knew what she was saying is anti-Semitic and that she's "sick and tired" of Democrats defending her - but Cardona hit back.
After voting against the sweeping resolution that stemmed from continued controversial comments on Israel from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Zeldin slammed the legislation in a radio interview on Sunday morning due to the fact that it failed to specifically address Omar's remarks, which were deemed anti-semitic by many. Omar also stirred controversy at the end of February in which she spoke to "political influence" in the United States that would "push for allegiance to a foreign country". And last month, she apologized for suggesting that Republicans support Israel because they are paid to do so by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
She also tweeted in 2012 about "the evil doings of Israel" and how Israel had "hypnotized the world", again echoing ancient anti-Jewish tropes about dual loyalties and Jews buying political influence.
She certainly isn't the first to hold that position.
"What I fear is going on in the House now is an effort to target Congresswoman Omar as a way of stifling that debate". "You want to control your own politician". That may excite a crowd that already agrees with her, but it's a poor way to persuade people to understand her point of view.