(USA Features) Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Thursday that Republicans are being “too nice” to Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., following repeated accusations of anti-Semitism against her.
“I think the Republicans are way too nice,” Haley, who is also a former GOP governor of South Carolina, told Thursday’s “Greg Kelly Reports” on Newsmax TV.
“If the tables were turned, they would be having our lunch. And the fact that we’re standing on the sidelines is not okay,” Haley added.
The former Trump administration official was specifically responding to Omar’s refusal to walk back disparaging comments comparing the U.S. and Israel to Middle Eastern terrorist organizations.
“Let’s call this out for what it is: Omar hates the Jewish people and she resents America, and she continues to show it time and time again,” Haley said.
“She continues to do these things that are absolutely uncalled for. If anybody else did it, there would be huge repercussions,” added Haley. “And why the Democratic Party continues to stand by and allows her to do this is beyond me.
“But I’ll tell you what this means: As long as the Democratic Party doesn’t call her out for hating the Jewish people and for resenting America that means they agree with her,” she continued.
The potential GOP presidential contender also said that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and White House press secretary Jen Psaki have also refused to condemn Omar’s remarks, suggesting that they only “clarified” what the Minnesota Democrat said.
“They clarified that she hates the Jewish people,” Haley said.
“They clarified that she doesn’t think the Jewish people deserve a home in Israel,” she added.
“They clarified that they are not going to do anything about it. I think we need to call them out on it.”
“We have to call this out,” she told guest host Eric Bolling. “That includes the Democrats, that includes the Biden press office that continues to defend her, and that includes every committee that allows her to sit on there.”
Haley went on to say she hasn’t decided whether she’ll run for the White House in 2024.
“I don’t have to make that decision yet – I think at first part of ’23,” Haley concluded. “Right now if we don’t win ’22, there will be no ’24 for president, that’s for sure.”