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Ilhan Omar says lawmakers bribed to support Israel: 'It's all about the Benjamins baby'


Added 02-11-19 09:22:01am EST - “Rep. Ilhan Omar came under fire from for controversial tweets over the weekend that implied U.S. lawmakers are bribed into supporting Israel.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Ilhan Omar says lawmakers bribed to support Israel: ‘It’s all about the Benjamins baby’”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Rep. Ilhan Omar came under fire from for controversial tweets over the weekend that implied U.S. lawmakers are bribed into supporting Israel.

Ms. Omar, Minnesota Democrat, retweeted a post from reporter Glenn Greenwald that slammed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s criticism of Ms. Omar and her colleague Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Michigan Democrat.

Many understood the tweet as suggesting that Republicans are influenced and financed by pro-Israel groups. They saw it promoting an anti-Semitic trope — that Jewish people try to control politics with money.

Ms. Omar has faced criticism before from Republicans for her tweets. She denied being anti-Semitic and has blamed Republicans for misconstruing her comments about Israel as anti-Semitic.

Batya Ungar-Sargon, an opinion editor at the Jewish publication The Forward, wanted to know who Ms. Omar thought was paying off Americans.

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