Women's March leader blasts 'white feminist' Nancy Pelosi for Ilhan Omar condemnation

SFGate | 3/6/2019 | Eric Ting
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Activist Linda Sarsour was co-chair of the 2017 Women's March.

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Women's March leader Linda Sarsour ripped into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after House Democrats drafted a resolution condemning anti-Semitism in response to Rep. Ilhan Omar accusing pro-Israel lawmakers of pushing for "allegiance to a foreign country."

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Sarsour, who served as co-chair of the Women's March in 2017 and 2019, accused Pelosi of "doing the dirty work of powerful white men" by condemning Omar.

"Nancy is a typical white feminist upholding the patriarchy doing the dirty work of powerful white men," she wrote in a Facebook post. "God forbid the men are upset - no worries, Nancy to the rescue to stroke their egos."

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The resolution of condemnation came after two separate incidents in February in which Omar, D-Minn., was accused of anti-Semitism.

The freshman lawmaker first insinuated in a series of tweets that members of Congress only support Israel because of donations from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), and was accused of using anti-Semitic tropes and stereotypes. Omar apologized for the tweets...
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