Rep. Ilhan Omar sparked a growing backlash from Democrats and Republicans across the United States Monday; facing fierce criticism after posting another series of anti-Semitic and conspiratorial tweets on social media over the weekend.
“Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., sparked backlash Sunday evening from members of both parties — including former first daughter Chelsea Clinton — after she accused a prominent lobbying group of paying members of Congress to support Israel,” writes Fox News.
“It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” tweeted Omar; suggesting America’s support for Jerusalem was tied to Israeli lobbying groups.
It's all about the Benjamins baby ???? https://t.co/KatcXJnZLV
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 10, 2019
“House Democrat leaders should condemn this anti-Semitism and immediately remove @IlhanMN from the House Foreign Affairs Committee,” fired back Liz Cheney.
“We should expect all elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures to not traffic in anti-Semitism,” added Chelsea Clinton.
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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.”
OMAR'S AGENDA: Rep. Ilhan Omar Calls for 90% TAX RATE, Cuts to Military Budget
Recently sworn-in Rep. Ilhan Omar called for a staggering 90% tax rate on high-income Americans this week; saying “we can increase the taxes that people are paying who are the extremely wealthy in our communities.”
The progressive politician was speaking with women’s rights activist Zainab Salbi when she was asked how she and other liberal lawmakers plan to pay for their massive entitlement programs and other liberal policies.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) calls for government to raise taxes up to "90%" on the top 1% to pay for the multi-trillion dollar programs Democrats want
Omar says "that’s a place we can start"
In the majority of states, to be in the top 1% of earners one has to make $300-500K per year pic.twitter.com/vlTsZ0PA2z
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 1, 2019
“There are a few things that we can do… One of them, is that we can increase the taxes that people are paying who are the extremely wealthy in our communities. So, 70 percent, 80 percent, we’ve had it as high as 90 percent. So, that’s a place we can start,” said Omar.