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After attempting to bring attention to political corruption, Rep. Ilhan Omar found herself buried in unnecessary controversy. Mark Thompson, Ben Mankiewicz, and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. More TYT:

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"Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) apologized Monday afternoon for what many saw as anti-Semitic comments perpetuating the stereotype that Jews control politics with money.

'Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes,' Omar said on Twitter. 'We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. This is why I unequivocally apologize.'

Omar’s mea culpa came as prominent members of both parties denounced the first-term congresswoman’s statements and urged her to apologize."

Hosts: Mark Thompson, Ben Mankiewicz, John Iadarola

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Rep. Ilhan Omar FORCED To Apologize

After attempting to bring attention to political corruption, Rep. Ilhan Omar found herself buried in unnecessary controversy. Mark Thompson, Ben Mankiewicz, and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. More TYT: https://go.tyt.com/HXwMf5kanoA

Read more here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/02/11/its-all-about-benjamins-baby-ilhan-omar-again-accused-anti-semitism-over-tweets/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.be4f6364d97d

"Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) apologized Monday afternoon for what many saw as anti-Semitic comments perpetuating the stereotype that Jews control politics with money.

'Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes,' Omar said on Twitter. 'We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. This is why I unequivocally apologize.'

Omar’s mea culpa came as prominent members of both parties denounced the first-term congresswoman’s statements and urged her to apologize."


Hosts: Mark Thompson, Ben Mankiewicz, John Iadarola

Cast: Mark Thompson, Ben Mankiewicz, John Iadarola

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53 Comments

  1. juan gomez

    Interesting that US seems to be a vassal state of Israel. I mean, finally US is a Banana Republic.

    • belinskii

      Americans like Israelis and don’t like Palestinians, and who can blame them?

    • Mateo Maderas

      +belinskii Since they probably don’t know any Palestinians – I will blame them, it’s just bigotry.

    • Juanito, don’t worry about this banana republic. Worry about yours.

  2. Thomas Affolter

    The tweets were appropriate and contained important truth. It is disturbing how any criticism of AIPAC and Israel gets quashed under the label of anti-semitism. I regret, but am not surprised, that she was browbeaten to fall in line.

    • Moist Gnome

      Thomas Affolter yeah, the Nazis love her comments.

    • night hawk

      Welcome to the conservative side. Can’t criticize blm , defend whites, or speak out against illegal immigration without being labeled racist.

    • Adumim P'Madi

      Moist Gnome

      White Nationalists love Israel..

  3. 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.

  4. How long will it be until it’s illegal in America to criticize Israel at all?

    • The US senate has passed a bill to punish anyone who supports BDS movement (which is literally just boycotting Israeli products, protected by our 1st ammendement rights). They are violating the constitution to suck up to Israel. I believe we have already crossed over to the point where we are no longer allowed to criticize them

    • Jonathan Rose

      That’s what it’s like in Western Europe to a certain extent. Thankfully we have the 1st Amendment in the US and we NEED to protect it. Those on the left who don’t support it really need to think this through. Laws restricting supposed hate speech will target YOU when you criticize Israel and its policies!

    • Nicholas A.

      wouldn’t go far. being against the 1st amendment.

    • Mateo Maderas

      Well, they are allowed to cut you out of public service jobs for such criticism. Unbelievable but true. look up anti-BDS laws. Poor USA.

    • +Jonathan Rose agreed. The first amendment is super important for protecting our freedom. Looking at what’s happening bin other countries we should be grateful we have it.

  5. the same toothless inbreds who stood behind the Charlottesville nazis are now calling the left antisemites and racists lmao that’s RICH

    • Aaron Burr

      +Aaron Norell Um, yes. I’m not being willfully ignorant, I’m being willfully informed. You’re welcome to look into his beliefs; they’re publicly available. He has been ranting about the AIPAC and other conspiracy theories relating to Zionist global control for years. Ilhan Omar is repeating the same talking points. You are welcome to go do some research–or would you rather just sit there with your arms crossed, being “willfully ignorant,” while accusing others of being “willfully ignorant?”

    • Left Is Best

      I saw what you did there. And I approve. 🖒

    • PCANGELDUST

      +Aaron Burr David Duke supported Donald Trump

    • Aaron Burr

      +PCANGELDUST Yes, he did, and Donald Trump is a dirtbag. What’s your point?

  6. To learn who rules over us, just figure out who we aren’t allowed to criticize

  7. Calling out the Zionist lobbyists is nothing to apologize for.

  8. Everything israel doesn’t like is antisemitic,including this statement

  9. So the party of the neo-nazis is calling people anti-Semitic? Well alllrrighty then.

  10. Tom Mench

    I am extremely disappointed Congresswoman Ilhan Omar for apologizing for telling the truth
    she is no AOC. The American fascists are simply supporting the Israeli zionist fascists. I should know as a dual citizen Israeli / American.

    • Matt Erbst

      They did have Chelsea blackmail her, and her apology statement did not take back the criticism of AIPAC.

    • This was a powerplay by Nancy Pelosi; progressives in congress feel like they don’t have enough voice yet to make a stand against Nancy Pelosi and Pelosi has just flaunted that in their faces. The only way to salvage this is to double down and attack AIPAC again and again and again and call out to other Congressional leaders including Pelosi and Chelsea to also condemn AIPAC. If Bernie, AOC, and Warren also hopped in that would help immensely and turn the tide of the narrative and steal victory from the jaws of defeat.

      As of right now though this makes Omar appear weak and validates Ben Shapiro’s attacks on her as an anti-Semite; in other words caving in like this hurts progressives. Maybe we can get Ojeda to chime in? That’d be fantastic.

  11. If its anti-Semitic to criticize AIPAC, is that because they are Jewish? If it’s because they are Jewish, wouldn’t it be illegal for a religion to lobby the US government with money? So then it must just be a pro-Israel PAC then, and they’re not a Jewish group. Which means Ilhan Omar wasn’t being anti-Semitic with her remark. She was calling out another nation for lobbying US politicians.

    • And they’re not registered as a Foreign Agent Organization!

    • Aaron Burr

      +Kathy S Neither is Soros Fund Management, which is based in Hungary and operates several domestic shell companies, which funnel money through dozens of super-PACs. By the way, they donated fifty times as much money last year as AIPAC did. Why didn’t Omar feel the need to call them out?

    • Know Thanks

      cow farts

    • +Aaron Burr they call out all money in politics. She also called for BDS on Saudi Arabia. What’s common between Israel and Saudi Arabia, they’re violating human rights and breaking international law.

      I want soros money out too, let’s work on that. Let’s also work on this too. Agree?

  12. TheEtbetween

    To critique Israel is not anti-Semetic. Everybody should be allowed to voice there opinions.

    • Dallas Warfield

      @TheEtbetween Just like criticizing illegal immigration you shouldn’t be labeled as racist.

    • It is when it’s about bemoaning the loss of a white majority.

    • Dallas Warfield

      @A86 Well by that logic most European citizens are racist then.

  13. Justin Walsh

    According to Ben Shapiro:
    “Get Your Hand Out My Pocket” = Anti-Semitism
    Saying the word “AIPAC” = Anti-Semitism
    “All about the Benjamins” = Anti-Semitism
    “Hypnotised” = Anti-Semitism

    • Left Is Best

      Ben Shapiro:
      “Anti-Semitism = Aliens”
      “I’m not saying it’s Aliens but = Aliens”

      😂😂😂

  14. Inferno361

    The only reason people attacked her because she told about the power of the money group.

  15. Mateo Maderas

    It’s worth remembering that slandering the Palestinian people is anti-semitic too.

    • Kryojenix

      Arabs and others need to reclaim their Semitism.

    • Ron Helms

      I would say the real anti-semites are Likud and their racist partners in Israeli government. Thanks for pointing out what should be obvious.

    • Unapologetic Infidel.

      Well Arabs are semetic people.

  16. John Davis

    Rep. Ilhan Omar had nothing to apologize for. Pelosi had no right to ask for an apology.

    • I would have told pelosi, “I don’t apologize for taking out the trash.”

    • Dennis Harrison

      +Mike C this radical trash once tried to get ppl off who wanted to join Isis.she is nothing and she should be thrown out of Congress be a use she hates America and supports terrorists

    • Dennis Harrison
      Asking for leniency to deter radicalism is not a support for terrorism or terrorist no matter how
      You phrase it.
      Whether I agree or not, we are a democracy and people obviously have faith in her to represent
      Them,
      There can not be anything more American than democracy.

  17. zerkzy842

    So sick of ‘mericas love fest with Israel.

  18. The Antisemitic card is nonsense.Mentioning AIPAC is anti Jewish what a joke

  19. Keep it Reel Fishing

    “To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize” – Voltaire

  20. Desi Rock Metal

    It’s a fact that both Democrats and Republicans are highly influenced by AIPAC. How do they do it? With the Benjamins (i.e., money)!?

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