nearvideo freshman Congressman Omar sparks outrage over anti-Semitic tweet
Chelsea Clinton on Tuesday Vice-President Mike Pence called said Rep. Ilhan Omar, sorry for the earlier Twitter posts as anti-Semitic “unsatisfactory” and blasted hate President trump for a bribe.
Clinton, who was critical of the Omar’s tweet, posting, “we should expect that all elected representatives, regardless of party, and all the personalities of the public life, in order not to traffic in anti-Semitism,” but said on Tuesday that Trump is a “far more powerful person” and has never apologized “for his embrace of white nationalism, and anti-hate Semitic & Islamophobic.”
Omar said she had no intention to offend anyone, Jewish Americans, if you’re suggesting that lobbyists and paid legislators to support Israel. Trump called her apology “lame” and said she should resign from Congress-or at least not be allowed in committees.
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Pence tweeted on Tuesday that Omar’s comments a disgrace. He said: “those who have not denounced in the anti-Semitic elements should only, you should consider the consequences for your words.”
The first Democratic tweets posted on Sunday suggested that members of Congress support Israel because they are paid to do. In a couple of tweets, Omar the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC criticized.
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“It’s all about the Benjamin’s baby,” she wrote, citing slang for $100 bills. Asked on Twitter who they thought was the payment of members of Congress, support of Israel, Omar replied, “AIPAC!”
Left-wing historians and Political magazine editor Joshua Zeitz tweeted: “I’m one of them, the American Jews against the occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza strip], complains of Israel’s anti-democratic goings-on, and not in terms of the country as particularly Central to my Jewish identity. And I knew exactly what the Congressman meant. You might as well give us a call-hook-nosed.”
Omar supports a movement, known as BDS, “boycott, divestment, and sanctions” is aimed at Israel. And it is not the first time that she has fought accusations of anti-Semitism. She insists their rejection of the Israeli government refers to their attitude towards the Palestinians and is not directed at Jewish people.
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Omar has regret for tweeting in 2012: “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them, the evil deeds of Israel.” She said the statement came in connection with Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians in the Gaza strip.
Fox News’ Samuel Chamberlain, and the Associated Press contributed to this story.