nearvideo President Trump slams Rep. Ilhan Omar for the anti-Israel remarks
President Donald Trump has come to the freshman Democratic Republic of Ilhan Omar about her controversial Israel comments.
“Anti-Semitism has no place in the Congress of the United States,” Trump told reporters during a Cabinet meeting.
“I think you should either withdraw from the Congress or certainly should resign from the Committee for foreign Affairs.”
The call for Omar’s resignation came after Trump said on Monday, the Minnesota Democrat “should be ashamed of themselves”.
ILHAN OMAR’S MOST CONTROVERSIAL MOMENTS, FROM AIPAC TWEET IS NOT “1 DOLLAR FOR THE DHS’ CALL
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., apologized on Monday for comments in which you suggested that you legislators for your support of the Jewish state compensated a prominent pro-Israel lobby
Omar apologized on Monday for comments in which she hinted that a prominent pro-Israel lobby compensates the legislator for their support of the Jewish state, but insisted on what they called “the problematic role of lobbyists in our policy.”
You drew condemnation from members of both parties, after she tweeted on Sunday night that AIPAC has members of the Congress, the support of Israel. On Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called to apologize to Omar, said that “the anti-Semitic set pieces and damaging allegations about Israel supporters is deeply offensive.”
REPUBLICAN REP. LEE ZELDIN DISMISSES ILHAN OMAR’S’ SORRY NOT SORRY’ APOLOGY, BLASTS ‘ANTI-ISRAEL HATRED
Rep. Eliot Engel, D-NY, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said it had heard “shocking to a member of Congress called the anti-Semitic Topos of the” Jewish money.'” Chairman of the legal Committee, Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, called the comments “deeply disappointing and troubling.”
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But the apology is not enough for some lawmakers, with Lee Zeldin, a Jewish Republican from New York, describing it as a ‘I’m sorry, I’m sorry’ apology.