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‘Hateful and Offensive:' Omar Slammed by Fellow Democrats for Saying Israel Support Is Bought by AIPAC


Added 02-11-19 12:20:03am EST - “Another day, another anti-Semitic controversy for freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.).” - Freebeacon.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Freebeacon.com: “Rep. Omar Slammed By Fellow Dems For 'Hateful' Accusation That Jews Buy U.S. Support of Israel”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

This time, she found herself being called out by one of her own Democratic colleagues, Jewish organizations and even Chelsea Clinton for tweets claiming Republican support for Israel is bought and paid for by AIPAC.

Omar linked to a tweet by left-wing journalist Glenn Greenwald, who was criticizing House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) for threatening punishment against Omar and fellow anti-Israel Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.). She wrote, "It's all about the Benjamins baby" with musical notes, a reference to $100 bills with Benjamin Franklin's face on them.

Forward opinion editor Batya Ungar-Sargon criticized Omar for tweeting an "anti-Semitic trope" and said she'd love to know who is "paying American politicians to be pro-Israel." Omar responded, "AIPAC!", the name of the pro-Israel lobbying organization.

Omar's tweets were met with sharp criticism even from members of her own party, including Rep. Max Rose (D., N.Y.). Rose, who is Jewish, tweeted out a statement calling her words "hateful and offensive."

Congresswoman Omar’s statements are deeply hurtful to Jews, including myself. pic.twitter.com/u3f2JHESFA

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