Rep. Omar: I Don’t Know How ‘Israel Has Hypnotized the World’ Would Be Offensive to Jewish-Americans
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) doubled down on her an old tweet she sent about how “Israel has hypnotized the world” by saying she does not know how her tweet would be offensive to Jewish-Americans.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 16, 2012
“You’ve commented a lot since then trying to explain what you meant by that and I wonder just what your message is this morning as the first on our game changer series to Jewish-Americans who find that deeply offensive,” CNN’s Poppy Harlow asked.
“Oh, that’s really a regrettable way of expressing that. I — I don’t know how my comments would be offensive to Jewish-Americans. My comments precisely are addressing what was happening during the Gaza war,” Omar replied. “And I am clearly speaking about the way that the Israeli regime was conducting itself in — in that war.”
Her latest comments come after she told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour she phrased the tweet the way she did because that was the only way she could express herself during that time.
“I remember when that was happening, watching TV and really feeling as if no other life was being impacted in this war, and those unfortunate words were the only words I could think about expressing at that point,” Omar said.
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