Ilhan Omar leaves Pandora Box open with Retweet Calling Pelosi on her ‘Failure’
LOL is all I have to say. Omar is really making the papers this week over her controversy sparked in the antisemitic tweets she shared earlier this week. These young new Democrat women taking over the congress are already close to starting cat fights as predicted.
Pelosi has yet to respond to any of this mess everywhere but the pressure cooker is on her from Republican leaders and Muslims to remove Omar from the Foreign Affairs Committee over the controversy created by her earlier tweets.
As reported from the nytimes.com
Representative Ilhan Omar, who has been battling charges of anti-Semitism for weeks, apologized on Monday for insinuating that American support for Israel is fueled by money from a pro-Israel lobbying group — a comment that drew swift and unqualified condemnation from fellow Democrats, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The mea culpa by Ms. Omar, a freshman lawmaker from Minnesota and one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, came after a day of bipartisan outrage over her tweet Sunday night asserting that support for Israel was “all about the Benjamins baby,” a reference to hundred-dollar bills.
“Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes,” Ms. Omar said in a statement released on Twitter, about an hour after Ms. Pelosi and the entire Democratic leadership publicly chastised her for engaging in “deeply offensive” anti-Semitic tropes.
“My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole,” Ms. Omar wrote, adding, “I unequivocally apologize.”
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