Trump slams Ilhan Omar’s ‘lame’ apology and calls on her to resign

· February 12, 2019  
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President Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., for her anti-Semitic comments and said she should resign from Congress.

On Monday, Omar apologized for using an anti-Semitic trope on Twitter by suggesting that members of Congress were being paid by Jewish special interest groups to take a pro-Israel position. Trump called her apology “lame” and said “she didn’t mean a word of it.”

The president is right; Omar’s apology was lame. For one thing, she waited until leadership in both parties condemned her comments before issuing this statement:

Notice that in this apology, Omar never confesses what she did wrong. Read that statement and find where she says it was wrong to tweet “It’s all about the Benjamins baby” to explain why pro-Israel congressmen defend Israel and wrong to tweet that “AIPAC,” the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, is the lobbying group paying them for their support. She doesn’t do it.

Also, as Adam Rubenstein pointed out, she equivocates while saying “I unequivocally apologize.”

And just a few hours later …

“Lame” doesn’t begin to adequately describe Omar’s forced apology. She should be stripped of her committee assignments, condemned in a House resolution, and voted out of office.

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Author: Chris Pandolfo

Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.

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