VP Pence: ‘Rep. Omar’s Tweets Were a Disgrace; Anti-Semitism Is Not Just Wrong, It’s Dangerous’
PENCE: "Well, representative Omar’s tweets were a disgrace. Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress or anywhere in our country, or the free world. I think it was right for Democrat leaders to condemn those remarks, but I think it’s important that people that articulate anti-Semitic views are also held accountable. The Republican leadership was right to condemn Steven King’s remarks and -- and also to remove him from the committee. There were consequences to what he said. And unless representative Omar resigns from Congress, at minimum Democrat leaders should remove her from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. I served on that committee for more than a decade, Andrea. I mean, one of the things that always united that committee was strong support for our relationship with Israel and a strong condemnation of anti-Semitism. The truth is anti-Semitism is not just wrong, it’s dangerous. And -- and Polish Jews during the Nazi occupation experienced that in one of the darkest chapters in human history, I’ll be at the Warsaw ghetto tomorrow, my wife and I will pay our respects at Auschwitz on Friday. It’s important that -- that the leaders in the Congress take a firm stand against anti-Semitism rhetoric. And -- and I think -- I think it requires consequences in this case."