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Muslim Congresswoman Accuses Jews of Bribing American Lawmakers, Sparks Bipartisan Outrage
"When someone uses hateful and offensive tropes and words against people of any faith, I will not be silent. Congresswoman Omar's statements are deeply hurtful to Jews, including myself. Implying that Americans support Israel because of money alone is offensive enough. But to go a step further and retweet someone declaring their pain at her sentiment is simply unacceptable."
Omar quickly responded and responded that Republicans were victimizing her over her remarks about Jews.
House Democratic leaders on Monday roundly condemned Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., for statements slammed as anti-Semitic.
The statement from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders said: “We are and will always be strong supporters of Israel in Congress because we understand that our support is based on shared values and strategic interests. Legitimate criticism of Israel’s policies is protected by the values of free speech and democratic debate that the United States and Israel share. But Congresswoman Omar’s use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel’s supporters is deeply offensive. We condemn these remarks and we call upon Congresswoman Omar to immediately apologize for these hurtful comments."
The statement came after other senior Democrats had weighed in, including the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee on which Omar sits.
The Anti-Defamation League, meanwhile, called on House leadership to take action in response to Omar's comments.
Well done Minnesota for voting this hateful Muslim into office. Omar's true colors are starting to come out. Why should anyone be surprised with her anti-semitism?
originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: shawmanfromny
Breaking! She just apologized!