The first Somali-American woman elected to Congress Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn; wants to defund DHS, laughs at calling Israel a democracy, confrontational to calling Senator Lindsey Graham compromised; now criticizes a well-known lobbying group of rewarding members of Congress with cash for their support. Omar was quoting a tweet by journalist Glenn Greenwald who chastised House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.
Greenwald writes in a tweet;
“GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy threatens punishment for @IlhanMN and @RashidaTlaib over their criticisms of Israel. It’s stunning how much time US political leaders spend defending a foreign nation even if it means attacking free speech rights of Americans.” Omar response; It’s all about the Benjamins baby 🎶
“Would love to know who @IlhanMN thinks is paying American politicians to be pro-Israel, though I think I can guess,” Ungar-Sargon tweeted. “Bad form, Congresswoman. That’s the second anti-Semitic trope you’ve tweeted.” Omar quoted her tweet saying, AIPAC!
Rep. Max Rose of New York tweeted a statement,
“Omar’s statements “are deeply hurtful to Jews, including me. “When someone uses hateful and offensive tropes and words against people of my faith, I will not be silent,” Rose said in a statement. “… At a time when anti-Semitic attacks are on the rise, our leaders should not be invoking hurtful stereotypes and caricatures of Jewish people to dismiss those who support Israel. In the Democratic Party – and in the United States of America – we celebrate the diversity of our people, and the Gods we pray to, as a strength. The congresswoman’s statements do not live up to that cherished ideal.”
Omar also came under fire last week by tweeting,
“When Democrats stood our ground last month, we proved that Individual 1 does not have the public support to ram his hateful wall through Congress. Let’s stand firm: #Not1Dollar for DHS.”