For those of us watching from the UK, seeing the Democrats grapple with allegations of anti-Semitism in their ascendant left flank has brought on a serious case of déjà vu. For British progressives, it was only a few years ago that we cheered the rise of the left wing of the Labour Party, and the leftward tilt on domestic and foreign policy that followed.
Today, we are spectators from the near future, a place where a full-blown anti-Semitism crisis led to a literal split of the party last week. Viewing American progressive politics today is like seeing the beginnings of a slow-motion car crash, one we’ve already been through. — Rachel Sabi
Democrat Rep. Omar and Tlaib from their committee positions sends the message to the Jewish community that expressing anti-Semitic views is tacitly acceptable within the Democratic Party.
It seems incredible that the Democratic leadership is allowing an anti-Semite a seat on the Foreign Relations Committee.
I was deeply moved by the messages from this room of Holocaust survivors’ for @SenSchumer and @SpeakerPelosi that ALL Americans need to hear:— Dov Hikind (@HikindDov) March 8, 2019
Hold onto @IlhanMN and her antisemitism, lose us! pic.twitter.com/Bn49wbfaK2