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Freshman Congressman Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., the limelight, as it made the story — in addition to Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib, the first Muslim woman in the Congress elected in November. And since she was sworn in officially-in, Omar took their platform to voice their courageous position, particularly on social media.
Omar has a number of controversial statements in the past weeks sparked a backlash from members on both sides of the aisle.
On Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Omar called to apologize for a tweet suggesting that members of Congress be paid for by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) to support Israel. AIPAC has vehemently opposed the claim is denied.
ILHAN OMAR AIPAC TWEET SPARKS CONDEMNATION, Including FROM CHELSEA CLINTON
“Congressman Omar use of anti-Semitic clichés and harmful allegations about Israel supporters is deeply offensive,” Pelosi said in a statement, also signed by other Democratic leaders. “We strongly condemn these comments and we call on Congressman Omar immediately apologize for these hurtful comments.”
In response, promised Omar Pelosi, fellow legislators and voters that they “listen and learn, but stay strong.”
“Anti-Semitism is real, and I am grateful for the Jewish allies, and colleagues that can educate me on the painful history of anti-Semitic set pieces. My intention is never offend, in my constituency, or Jewish Americans, as a whole,” she wrote in a statement published online. “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, clearly.”
However, Omar added, reinforces “a”, what do you consider a “problematic role of the lobbyists” in the policy. They stressed that AIPAC, and the NRA and the fossil fuel industry as particularly worrying.
“It’s been too long, and we must be ready to treat him,” she continued.
As Omar, this recent controversy is trying to, behind her, take a look at other controversial moments she’s had since taking office.
“Not 1 dollar for the DHS”
Omar called on the members of your party to be “their man” against the Department of Homeland Security in February. 8 tweet demanding “#Not1Dollar for DHS.”
But after Fox News reported that they called for cutting funding from DHS, she claimed later, her tweet was cut for a freeze in the DHS budget, not a.
“@RepPressley, @RepRashida, @RepAOC and I are calling for #not1dollar more in new financing for Trump, the ill-treatment under DHS,” she wrote in a follow-up tweet two days later.
A “coup” in Venezuela?
As the United States officially recognized the opposition leader Juan Guaido as the President of Venezuela, in the midst of an economic “crisis,” socialist leader Nicolás Maduro, Omar took to Twitter to say, President Trump was a carrier of a “coup” in the country.
The comment came as tens of thousands of people marched in the streets in protest against Maduro’s rule.
“The citizens of Venezuela have suffered long in the hands of the illegitimate Maduro regime,” Trump said, as he approved Guaido, adding that he would work alongside the Manager, to the “restoration of constitutional legitimacy”.
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Omar said, “the US-supported coup” is “a solution for the terrible problems they are facing.”
“Trump efforts to the Installation of a right-wing opposition will only incite violence and further destabilization of the region. We Need to support Mexico, Uruguay, and the Vatican’s efforts to promote a peaceful dialogue,” she added
The remarks, which soon came under fire, as some of the slammed Omar for seemingly siding with Maduro.
Omar deleted, a tweet, a group of Covington Catholic students criticize for allegedly starting a confrontation at a rally in Washington, DC was released more image material, offered more context to the story.
In mid-January Umar replied one of trump’s tweets defending Covington student Nick Sandman and his colleagues, the visits were in DC, the March for life, which happened to be in honor of the Indigenous peoples. March in Washington. Umar argued, were the students taunting black protesters, despite accounts to the contrary, and cited a Video-commentary about rape, though it is unclear whether it was one of the Covington-students who said it.
“The young protested against the right of a woman to choose & shouted ‘it’s not rape if you enjoy it’ … they were jeered at by 5 Black men before they surrounded Phillips and led racist chants … Sandman, the family hired a right-wing-PR-to write the company, his non-apology,” she wrote in the since-deleted tweet.
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But finally, as the seemingly unedited 2-hour video popped up, Omar took the tweet.
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), hit Omar for the dissemination of fake news at the time.
“Rep. Omar is an embarrassment to Minnesota, and it is time for the rest of the Minnesota-to denounce delegation, their anti-Semitic views and support of hate groups,” NRCC spokeswoman Carly Atchison of The hills said in a statement.
Lindsey Graham is “compromised”Omar struck Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., was being blackmailed to support Trump’s agenda in the beginning of January, tweet.“She came to him, he is in danger!” Omar commented on a video-clip from Graham, on CNN.
The comment came on the same day that MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle came under fire for implying that Graham was being blackmailed by Trump on “something pretty extreme”, but neither Omar nor Stephanie provided no evidence for such a bold claim.
Fox News’ Frank Miles, Joseph A. Wulfsohn, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.