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
Cast: Mark Thompson, Ben Mankiewicz, John Iadarola
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