Republicans Propose Resolution To Condemn Anti-Semitism And Omar

Lamar Ellis
March 16, 2019

"In a conversation on Facebook, I used some language that I see now was insensitive". "Issues of allegiance and loyalty to one's country come with painful history".

In a Facebook post discussing Sanders' support for Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who has been criticized by Democrats and Republicans alike in recent weeks over similar remarks interpreted as anti-Semitic, Sisa questioned whether the USA government and American Jews have "a dual allegiance to the state of Israel?"

Sisa deleted the comment after she was first approached by a Politico reporter, according to that outlet.

Bee attempted to defend Omar by noting that she did apologize when enough pressure was put upon her, which was immediately undone by the fact that Omar later spoke about how the Israel lobby forces Jews to have "dual loyalty".

As president of the Daniel Pearl Foundation, and a lifelong Democrat, I urge House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to act boldly and decisively on Rep. Ilhan Omar's antisemitic bigotry.

"There's definitely talk about people wanting someone to run against her", he added.

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"This is a serious question: do you not think that the American government and American Jewish community has a dual allegiance to the state of Israel?"

Omar's February comment was met with swift condemnation from the Democratic chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, New York Rep. Eliot Engel.

Omar, over the course of a few weeks of being confronted over several statements, has apologized and defended herself.

Those who want Omar replaced are looking for someone to contest her nomination and have been meeting to discuss that objective, The Hill reported Thursday.

Words matter. And the hateful words pronounced by Rep. Ilhan Omar will continue to haunt and poison the future of American Jewry. But Hunegs said Omar didn't care. The segment devolved into a series of whataboutisms as Bee attempted to paint Trump - whose own daughter and grandchildren are Jewish, and who moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem - as anti-Semitic for comments he made while speaking at the Republican Jewish Coalition in 2015.

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