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Nancy Pelosi Lambasted For Giving Ilhan Omar A Spot on the Foreign Affairs Committee

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Democrat House speaker Nancy Pelosi is getting criticized from all angles during this government shutdown over border Wall funding, and her other decisions as party leader are not helping her gain any friends.

Pelosi’s appointment of Minnesota freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar to the House Foreign Affairs Committee set off alarm bells in the national security establishment, given Omar’s well-documented record of anti-Israel agitation.

“It is disgraceful that Speaker Pelosi and her Democrat majority gave a coveted seat on the House Foreign Relations Committee to a member who has a documented history of making anti-Semitic and anti-Israel remarks. Rather than standing up against the disturbing rise of anti-Semitic rhetoric on the left, House Democrats have now just endorsed that ideology,” stated Republican Rep. Steve Scalise.

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Liz Cheney and Ari Fleischer joined in the condemnation, and the nation of Israel is reportedly “nervous” about the appointment.

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Omar’s early days in Congress have done nothing to dispel concerns about her left-wing philosophy.

Omar used her January 16 floor speech to promote the plight of migrants from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras.

Omar referred to Trump’s “racist and cynical” big wall.

Omar, a Muslim congresswoman from Somalia, called the shutdown over border security a “manufactured crisis.”

“If the president wants to have a real conversation about border security, we are ready to have it,” Omar said, noting that the conversation would include “policies that extend humanity and compassion to migrants and refugees.”

Omar devoted special attention to addressing the situations in Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, as another migrant caravan moves up toward the U.S. southern border. (Trump Cuts Off $555 Million To Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador).

Omar’s freshmen colleagues are also finding themselves in key committee posts. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib have landed on the House Financial Services Committee under chairwoman Maxine Waters.

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Tommy Tuberville Says “We Can’t Worry About China Right Now”

Even though they allowed the disease to spread.

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Former football coach and Alabama US Senate candidate Tommy Tuberville said that “we can’t worry about China right now” in a radio appearance with Talk 99.5’s “Matt and Aunie Show on Thursday.

When asked by hosts about the implications of the global coronavirus epidemic on the United States’ relationship with China, Tuberville said, “Well, we can’t worry about China right now. We’ve gotta worry about Alabama and this country.

Tuberville is currently running to represent Alabama in the United States Senate, although he’s been registered as a Florida voter in the past.

His comments on China policy will leave many Americans concerned with the nation’s role in the coronavirus epidemic unsatisfied. Certainly, containing the epidemic in this country is the priority, but a wide range of conservatives and China hawks have already begun to discuss the need to fundamentally reevaluate the United States’ relationship with China. The damage already inflicted upon American society and the global economy does present a pressing case that such a question is in fact urgent.

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Tuberville is running for Senator, not Governor. He could be forgiven if he was running for an office not entrusted with high-level foreign policy responsibilities, but Senators in the coming months and years will be entrusted with developing China policy that recognizes the authoritarian communist nation’s role in allowing and covering up the global coronavirus epidemic.

Contrasting in stark fashion, Tuberville’s opponent for the Republican nomination for US Senate in Alabama, Jeff Sessions, has called for a congressional select committee to investigate China’s role in covering up the dangers posed to the world by the coronavirus, the virus’ origin in Wuhan, and potentially lying about the casualties incurred as a result of the disease in China.

If Alabama voters want a Republican Senator who is going to be tough on China, it doesn’t look like Tommy Tuberville is up to task.

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