BREAKING: Pelosi, Top Democrats Condemn ‘Anti-Semitic’ Tropes From Rep. Ilhan Omar, Demand Apology
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and other high-ranking Democrats are slamming freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar‘s (D-MN) recent comments about her fellow members of Congress — condemning them as anti-Semitic.
“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.”
DEM LEADERSHIP WEIGHS IN ON OMAR pic.twitter.com/ravQQCQKea
— Sam Stein (@samstein) February 11, 2019
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) February 11, 2019
Omar, who has been accused of anti-Semitism before, sparked controversy recently by suggesting that Republican support for Israel lies in the financial backing they get from pro-Israel organizations. When she acknowledged the pushback for her comments, Omar went a step further by saying “It’s all about the Benjamins baby” and calling out the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
It's all about the Benjamins baby ? https://t.co/KatcXJnZLV
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 10, 2019
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 11, 2019
In the last few days, numerous congressional figures and political actors have condemned Omar for her baseless insinuation that Jewish people are buying political leverage. House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler (D-NY), House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-NY), and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) had this to say about Omar.
Rep. Jerry Nadler, a senior House Democrat, is out with a lengthy statement on fellow Democrat Ilhan Omar, calling her AIPAC comments “disappointing and disturbing” pic.twitter.com/TiXAmISolw
— Byron Tau (@ByronTau) February 11, 2019
My statement on Rep. Omar's comments pic.twitter.com/TiVshAT81r
— Eliot Engel (@RepEliotEngel) February 11, 2019
McCarthy: "Republicans will take action this week to ensure the House speaks out against this hatred and stands with Israel and the Jewish people." pic.twitter.com/WLlJeXUw9J
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) February 11, 2019
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