Rep. Ilhan Omar found herself in hot-water with Democratic leadership Monday after posting a bizarre anti-Israeli rant on social media, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blasting Omar’s use of “anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations.”
“We are and will always be strong supporters of Israel in Congress because we understand that our support is based on shared values and strategic interests. Legitimate criticism of Israel’s policies is protected by the values of free speech and democratic debate that the United States and Israel share,” said the statement.
“But Congresswoman Omar’s use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel’s supporters is deeply offensive. We condemn these remarks and we call upon Congresswoman Omar to immediately apologize for these hurtful comments,” it concluded.
“Anti-Semitism in any form is unacceptable, and it’s shocking to hear a Member of Congress invoke the anti-Semitic trope of ‘Jewish money,’” Rep. Eilot Engel, D-N.Y., said.
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OMAR ERUPTS: Rep. Omar Says US Officials ‘TORTURING’ ‘Little Girls’ at Southern Border
Recently sworn-in Rep. Ilhan Omar unloaded on US authorities and Border Patrol Agents this week; accusing federal immigration officials of “torturing” and detaining “little girls” along the US-Mexico border.
Rep. Omar was speaking at a press conference alongside fellow Democrats Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib at the US Capitol when she made her vicious comments.
“The difference between what is happening to some of those little girls and me is that I didn’t have a cage waiting for me,” Omar said. “They are separated and processed. They are detained and tortured. And we can’t continue to allow that to happen. At least not under our watch.”
OMAR EXPLODES: Rep. Ilhan Omar Says She ‘Chuckles’ When Americans Call Israel a ‘Democracy’
Recently sworn-in Congresswoman Ilhan Omar found herself in hot-water Thursday over renewed accusations of anti-Semitism; saying she routinely “chuckles” when Americans refer to Israel as a Democracy.
Omar was speaking during a recent interview when she was asked to comment on her previous comments that the Jewish State has “hypnotized the world.”
“We still uphold it as a democracy in the Middle East I almost chuckle because I know that if we see that any other society we would criticize it, call it out,” said Omar. “We do that to Iran, we do that to any other place that sort of upholds its religion. And I see that now happening with Saudi Arabia and so I am aggravated, truly, in those contradictions.”