Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota
High Democrats, together with Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Chief Steny Hoyer, issued an announcement Monday condemning what they referred to as the “anti-Semitic tropes” of freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.
“Authentic criticism of Israel’s insurance policies is protected by the values of free speech and democratic debate that the US and Israel share,” they wrote in a joint assertion from your complete Democratic Management crew. “However Congresswoman Omar’s use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel’s supporters is deeply offensive. We condemn these remarks and we name upon Congresswoman Omar to instantly apologize for these hurtful feedback.”
Rep. Omar, one of many first two Muslim ladies elected to Congress final fall, despatched a number of tweets drawing a hyperlink between U.S. international coverage towards Israel and cash spent by the Israeli lobbying group AIPAC, the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee. Omar believes the U.S. ought to use sanctions and different instruments to penalize Israel over its therapy of Palestinians.
See the tweets in query beneath.