Obama’s ambassador to Israel demands Democrats call out Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitism

· February 11, 2019  
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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., is under fire for making anti-Semitic comments on Twitter again. Omar is the freshman member of Congress who may have committed massive immigration fraud by reportedly marrying her brother and is accused of committing several campaign finance violations.

This time Omar suggested in two tweets that pro-Israel members of Congress are being bribed by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee for their support.

Omar’s disgusting, anti-Semitic comments prompted Democrat Dan Shapiro, the U.S. ambassador to Israel under President Obama, to slam Omar’s bigotry and call on the Democratic Party to condemn her.

So which elected officials in the Democratic Party have condemned Omar’s remarks? So far only three. Rep. Max Rose, D-N.Y., said Omar’s comments were “deeply hurtful to Jews, including myself.”

Rep. Donna E. Shalala, D-Fla., said, “There is no place in our country for anti-Semitic comments.”

And Rep. Tom Suozzi, D-N.Y., said Omar “went too far.”

Will Democratic leadership condemn Omar today?

Editor’s note: This article has been updated to note that Shapiro was U.S. ambassador to Israel, not to Iran, under President Obama. CR regrets the error.

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Author: Chris Pandolfo

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