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According To The Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., apologized for her widely anti-Semitic tweets Monday, many Republicans condemned continue to criticize the newly elected members of Congress in doubt as to their sincerity.
“It’s kind of interesting to me, and from a perspective of, excuse me, I have never had a real excuse, for the most part ever come up with, but,” Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., said on Fox News Radio’s “Todd Starnes Show.” “”Oh, I’m sorry. I’m sorry. But you know, there are other reasons.’ That is no excuse, this is a ‘oops, I wish I hadn’t caught.'”
Omar Twitter a statement Monday apologizing and condemning anti-Semitism. “My intention is to never offend, in my constituency, or Jewish Americans, as a whole. We must always be willing to take a step and think through the criticism, just as I expect people to listen to me when others attack me for my identity. This is the reason why I have to apologize unequivocally,” the statement read.
However, some critics still have a problem with Omar doubling in the last part of your apology to your critical tweet from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
“At the same time, I affirm that the problematic role of lobbyists in our policy, whether it’s the AIPAC, the (National Rifle Association) or the fossil fuel industry. It’s been too long, and we must be ready to treat him,” Omar said in the statement.
President Trump, in a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday, said that Omar was the apology “lame” and that she should resign, or at least removed from committees including the house Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Omar, the President said on Wednesday on Twitter.
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“You have taken, you hate, your whole life—against Jews, Muslims, Indigenous, migrants, black people, and more. I learned from the people affected by my words. When are you going to?” Omar tweeted.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., anyone who condemns Omar’s first tweets, defended her apology.
“You should not go this way, you do not have clean hands,” Pelosi told CNN.
Many Democrats have said the President was hypocritical and cited the recent controversial comments from rep Steve King, R-Iowa, and the lack of condemnation of the President.
House Republican leaders responded with the removal of the king from his Committee assignments.
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Collins said it should tweets consequences for Omar’s.
“You have on the foreign policy, to stand up for what looks like Foreign Affairs, is thought to be an amazing for me,” Collins Todd Starnes said. “If things are not mentioned properly and things are said that are hurtful should there be consequences for you.”