President Trump called-on Congresswoman Ilhan Omar to resign from the US Congress over her “deep-seated,” anti-Semitic rant accusing pro-Israeli groups of bribing American legislators to support the Jewish State.
The Commander-in-Chief was speaking with reporters at the White House when he abruptly called on the progressive legislator to step down; saying “she didn’t mean a word” of her written apology.
President Trump on anti-Semitic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) "Her lame apology, and that's what it was, it was lame, and she didn't mean a word of it, was just not appropriate. I think she should resign from Congress." pic.twitter.com/ZLFwDOttqa
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 12, 2019
“Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress. Congresswoman Omar, it’s terrible what she said. I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee,” said the President.
“What she said is so deep-seated in her heart, that her lame apology -she didn’t mean a word of it- was just not appropriate. I think she should resign from Congress, frankly,” he added.
HALEY UNCHAINED: Nikki Haley BLASTS Ilhan Omar for Anti-Semitic Twitter Tirade
Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley unloaded on Rep. Ilhan Omar for her anti-Semitic twitter tirade over the weekend; saying her comments “cannot be tolerated in our own Congress by anyone of either party.”
“To see this at the UN was a fight every day. This CANNOT be tolerated in our own Congress by anyone of either party. In a time of increased anti semitism, we all must be held to account. No excuses,” posted Haley.
To see this at the UN was a fight every day. This CANNOT be tolerated in our own Congress by anyone of either party. In a time of increased anti semitism, we all must be held to account. No excuses. ❤️🇺🇸 #NoSpaceForHate#NoToleranceForAntiSemitism #WhatIsHappeningWithPeople https://t.co/zUaNjp3hHo
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) February 11, 2019
Omar found herself in hot-water from both sides of the political aisle Monday after she promoted conspiratorial theories surrounding a pro-Israeli lobbying group.
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.”