As an never before lambasting from Democrats ; who vehemently denounces Rep. IIhan Omar, D-Minn., for remarks made about advocates of Israel; that were far-reaching judgements of anti Semitic behavior, and the leadership of the party called on her to be answerable for her actions.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the rest of the Democratic leadership issued a statement following the newfangled contentious remarks from Omar as they demand from Republican leaders to take a position.
The statement said:
“Anti-Semitism must be called out, confronted and condemned whenever it is encountered, without exception,” We are and will always be strong supporters of Israel in Congress because we understand that our support is based on shared values and strategic interests. Legitimate criticism of Israel’s policies is protected by the values of free speech and democratic debate that the United States and Israel share. But Congresswoman Omar’s use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel’s supporters is deeply offensive. We condemn these remarks and we call upon Congresswoman Omar to immediately apologize for these hurtful comments.”
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., a well known Jewish lawmaker saying: “It is deeply disappointing and disturbing to hear Representative Ilhan Omar’s choice of words in her exchange with a journalist yesterday, wherein she appears to traffic in old anti-Semitic tropes about Jews and money. Her words are deeply hurtful and offensive, particularly as they build on a previous comment she made about Jews ‘hypnotizing’ the world in support of Israel.”
Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar apologized Monday for comments she made on the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) that were deemed anti-Semitic, but the Minnesota Democrat called out what she described as the “problematic role of lobbyists in our politics.”