He continued that the media working for Republicans is “a part of life,” and added Omar’s comments, while bad, elicited a rise of Islamophobia in the media.
“It’s undoubted the media is acting as agents of the Republican party right now,” he said.
Apologizing on behalf of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rose said Republicans should be taking responsibility for comments made by their own House Minority Leader, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA).
“We didn’t see any member of the republican party take responsibility for that, or criticize for that. And that’s what my issue is for them,” he said. “We don’t see any leadership.”
Rose continued that not only is the bias against Democrats’ alleged anti-Semitism being shown by Republicans, but it is shown by the media as well.
“The coverage of this on the Democratic side has been incredibly disproportionate. When Minority Leader McCarthy made these comments last year, when he tweeted out about Jews pulling the strings, we didn’t see members of the press camped outside of his office,” he said, referring to a tweet from McCarthy accusing Democratic donors George Soros, Tom Steyer, and Mike Bloomberg of buying the 2018 election.