UPDATE: Pence chimes in
.@IlhanMN tweets were a disgrace & her apology was inadequate. Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress, much less the Foreign Affairs Committee. Those who engage in anti-Semitic tropes should not just be denounced, they should face consequences for their words.
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) February 13, 2019
Here is Donald Trump the presidential candidate in 2016 on money and influence in politics. You might recall he described Jeb! as a puppet who was totally controlled by his donors:
Trump! One reason we voted for you is that you dared to tell the Zionist political controllers you didn't want their money. Now of course, they are crucifying you! How in the hell can you say that Rep. Omar should resign for saying essentially the same thing you said? Man UP! pic.twitter.com/21MCZFG3vI
— David Duke (@DrDavidDuke) February 12, 2019
Here is President Trump in 2019 on money and influence in politics. He called on Rep. Ilhan Omar to resign over criticizing AIPAC:
President Trump: "Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress… I think [Rep. Ilhan Omar] should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee." https://t.co/Ic1orez7PB pic.twitter.com/0yZ5yV0ShQ
— The Hill (@thehill) February 12, 2019
The latter Trump is the loser who watched the 2018 midterm results in the White House with Sheldon Adelson by his side who spent $55 million on Republican candidates. He later gave Sheldon’s wife the Presidential Medal of Freedom as a consolation prize.
Note: What did the Republican Senate do with its expanded majority after the midterms? It passed the anti-BDS bill, new sanctions on Syria, $38 billion in foreign aid for Israel and McConnell’s amendment opposing the withdrawal from Syria. McConnell spent the day trying to convince Trump to support his bill to cut ICE in exchange for 55 miles of bollard fencing.