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Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar apologized Monday after receiving backlash from members of her own party for comments denounced as anti-Semitic. Nancy Cordes reports.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar apologizes for tweets denounced as anti-Semitic

Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar apologized Monday after receiving backlash from members of her own party for comments denounced as anti-Semitic. Nancy Cordes reports.

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29 Comments

  1. Israel has a border wall……. countries that don’t have border walls are antisemetic ……………………they might as well put up big swastikas  …. hashtag : concerned citizen

  2. I’m sure she’s real sincere.

  3. She must resign. Pictures with black-face are offensive and so are comments like that! Time for Dems to show if they stand for anything.

  4. Yet another smear campaign against a congresswoman that’s a decent human being.

    • Killjoy Prepper

      Double standards , have you read the tweets ? Funny how it’s okay though.

    • Michele Gardner

      Did you read her tweets. You guys are REEAACCHHING with this!!!! It’s not her fault that you are paranoid and listening for dog whistles.

    • +Killjoy Prepper I’ve read the tweet. She was criticizing money in politics, including AIPAC.

  5. Annise C.

    Get that thing out it has no place in our government. People watch your backs.

  6. stubbs5969

    Nothing like a forced apology that isn’t sincere. I guess the people who voted for her didn’t know what she was about. All you needed to know is she’s Palestinian… they are born hating Israel and the United States. Nice job.

  7. It takes a woman to stand up and tell the truth where are the men anytime you tell the truth about Jews it’s hate

  8. N Xarigow

    She criticized Saudi Arabian kingdom before was she anti islam as well .

  9. N Xarigow

    They praised her when she criticized Saudi Arabia kingdom but when she criticized Israeli government, suddenly she get attacked by almost the whole congress. Is this USA Freedom of speech version. At least she exposed the people in charge of the USA congress.

  10. Carolyn Montibello

    It seemed like a forced apology and made out of necessity for her political career. Even though she said she was sorry it is evident how she truly feels about the Jewish community as a whole. Not acceptable in any way.

  11. Extreme Pacifist

    “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.” Voltaire
    Why do people always apologize after criticizing Israel or for saying the word “Jew” or for even saying Zionist?
    It may have been better to not say anything at all, for now, the subliminal guilt triggers are going off inside millions of people’s minds, and it becomes harder to criticize any one or any group of Israeli or American or European Jewish zionists.
    And why is the apology more publicly announced than their original comment?
    And it is on every single mainstream media and social network outlet at the same time. there is no other race, religion, nationality, or political action group, that has the power to make this happen, every single time.
    I will criticize anyone or any group I choose, and I am free to question anything.
    No one controls my thoughts, and no one controls my spending. Boycott, Divest, Sanction, Israel, and all companies that do business with Israel, and AIPAC, and all Israeli PACs, and stop sending US tax dollars to Israel.

  12. Baba Jani

    Ilhan Omar is correct. Israeli lobby including AIPAC is the most powerful lobby in Washington. Our foreign policy has been hijacked by the Israel lobby which pushes for neocon military invasions around the Middle East. ilhan Omar should not apologize for speaking the truth. Stop the Zionist thought police

  13. Free Palestine

  14. Michele Gardner

    So now everything is an antisemitic dog whistle?Give me a farking break!!!! Let’s call a spade a spade Israel cannot be above critique! It simply cannot be possible that every critique of Israel is a hidden dog whistle.

  15. Michele Gardner

    But did she lie tho? I see a lot of people screeching “antisemitism” from the top of their lungs, but no actual engagement with the substance of what she said! It’s because what she said was undeniably TRUE. That’s why nobody is bothering to debunk it and instead are content to name call and spew hysteria.

  16. Idk why she apologized for something she didnt even do….

  17. William Yelton

    She gets in trouble for saying that Israel is buying our politicians, while all of our politicians are taking their money. Israel’s Prime Minister is literally the biggest right winger, Trump like figure ever.

    She shouldn’t have apologized.

  18. havere 25

    Rep ilhan omar is a jew hating anti Israel low IQ product of ethnic religious upbringing and hateful cultural environment!!!!!
    BIGOTS are unfit to represent a state in Congress of the US! !!
    REMOVE REP ILHAN OMAR IMMEDIATELY FROM OFFICE!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Napi Coyote

    The irony here is that she named the wrong Zionists (Israel in general) while in fact the real enemies are and always have been the European Ashkenazi… who have terrorized much of the world for the past three hundred years…! 🧐

  20. Tupac Sobieski

    Why should she apologize for pointing out the existence of AIPAC?

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