(AbsoluteNews.com) – Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has been in a lot of hot water lately. She’s once again being accused of making anti-Semitic remarks. But after a fight with her Jewish Democratic colleagues, she now says she wants to find “solidarity” with them.
The drama all started in June when she compared the US and Israel to terrorist organizations. A group of her colleagues sent her a letter asking for her to clarify her remarks. Instead, she accused them of being Islamophobic and refused. Then, she doubled down on her remarks during a CNN interview with Jake Tapper, accusing the Jewish Dems of not fighting for human rights or knowing what discrimination feels like. The backlash was swift, with people condemning her for being bigoted again.
Omar apparently realized she would need her colleagues in her corner, so she pandered. She posted a long statement on her Twitter account saying that she knows “many” (not all) of her colleagues fight for injustices. Then she went on to say they must “stand in solidarity” with one another.
I am someone who has survived war and experienced injustice firsthand, who is alive today because I was welcomed into this country as a refugee.
I know that many of my colleagues—both Jewish and non-Jewish—deeply share that commitment to fighting injustice. A brief thread.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) June 30, 2021
According to Haaretz News, Omar’s Jewish colleagues are standing behind her. Although they might not be calling for her to resign, others are. She was accused of gaslighting her colleagues and slammed for not apologizing (again) for her anti-Semitic remarks. Meanwhile, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) still refuses to acknowledge the hate within her ranks.
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