BREAKING: Omar issues ‘apology’ after Dem leaders blast tweets as ‘anti-Semitic’

BY TEAM DML / FEBRUARY 11, 2019 /

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Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) apologized on Monday for tweets suggesting that American lawmakers were motivated by money to defend Israel.

Omar’s apology came after she spoke with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who along with other House Democratic leaders called on her to apologize for the “use of anti-Semitic tropes” about Jewish people and money.

The article goes on to state the following:

“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. My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole. 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, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, said in a statement.

But Omar stood by her criticism of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) special interest influence.

“At the same time, I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics, whether it be AIPAC, the NRA or the fossil fuel industry. It’s gone on too long and we must be willing to address it,” Omar said.

Earlier Monday morning, Omar re-tweeted statements by journalist Glenn Greenwald, who defended her, claiming that her criticism of the government of Israel wasn’t an anti-Semitic statement against Jews in general.

“Sorry, but you’re not going to turn the two first Muslim women to serve in the US Congress into overnight Jew-haters because of their criticisms of Israel. What’s actually anti-Semitic is conflating the Government of Israel with Jews, so those of you doing that should stop,” he wrote.

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9 Comments

  1. Kk February 11th, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Her apology is not from the heart. She isn’t sorry, just did it because she was chastised by Pelosi and other Dems

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  2. Janet February 11th, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Sorry, Don’t believe her apology. She still feels the same way. Read the article. She stands by what she saids. She needs to go. Not for America or it’s people.

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  3. Katerlin February 11th, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    She was forced to do it. The hatred is still in her heart.

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  4. Paula Hamann February 11th, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    What about all the money from Planned Parenthood that Dems receive? It is more than AIPAC, NRA and the others she listed combined!

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  5. John February 11th, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    A slap to the Jewish community where is Chuck Schumer when you need him discraceful

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  6. Jeanne Lewis February 11th, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    This is an apology NOT! She is only doing what is politically expedient for her political career! Mark my words, she is a militant Muslim, once a Muslim always a Muslim. She and Tlaib should be forced out of office!

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  7. Mark February 11th, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    She is sorry but only for speaking her mind clearly exposing her colleagues to her heart felt(lol) mindset

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  8. Jo February 11th, 2019 at 5:13 pm

    How many times does she need to apologize? She does this Every day!! Can her Ass!! She is a Hater and can’t control herself

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  9. Sherry February 11th, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Muslim Omar should not be in office. She doesn’t even know what the hell she is doing. Can you imagine what a great 2 years it is going to be. She will have more Millenials hating Isreal before her term is up. 😡

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