Rep. Omar Retweets Criticism of John McCain And ‘Faux’ Anti-Semitism Outrage; Meghan McCain Hits Back

After voting in favor of the general anti-hate resolution that was sparked by what many saw as her anti-Semitic comments and tweets, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) unleashed new criticism and praise after retweeting a tweet that described The View’s co-host Meghan McCain’s take on the controversy as “faux outrage.”

The tweet also pointed to the late Sen. John McCain’s (R-AZ) past remarks:

“[Omar] retweeting trash like this is beneath a sitting member of Congress, as is her blatantly anti-Semitic rhetoric,” McCain tweeted Friday morning:

After voting for the resolution, Omar released a statement with Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MN) and Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN).

“Today is historic on many fronts. It’s the first time we have voted on a resolution condemning Anti-Muslim bigotry in our nation’s history. Anti-Muslim crimes have increased 99% from 2014-2016 and are still on the rise,” they said. “We are tremendously proud to be part of a body that has put forth a condemnation of all forms of bigotry including anti-Semitism, racism, and white supremacy.”

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Julio has previously written for Independent Journal Review. He is currently a Military/Veterans Contributor for and serving in the Marine Corps Reserves.