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PoliticsDemocratic leaders not looking to punish Ilhan Omar after her apology for anti-Semitic remarks

03:16  12 february  2019
03:16  12 february  2019 Source:   rollcall.com

Trump calls on Omar to resign over remarks condemned as anti-Semitic

Trump calls on Omar to resign over remarks condemned as anti-Semitic President Trump on Tuesday called on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) to resign for comments on Israel that were criticized as anti-Semitic. "I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee," Trump said of the freshman lawmaker. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Omar apologized on Monday for suggesting that U.S.

Ilhan Omar 's (D-MN), calling her anti - Semitic comments "deeply offensive" and called on the freshman lawmaker to immediately apologize for In our conversation today, Congresswoman Omar and I agreed that we must use this moment to move forward as we reject anti - Semitism in all forms

Ilhan Omar of using anti - Semitic tropes in a a series of tweets suggesting that money fuels support for Israel. “ Anti - Semitism must be called out, confronted and condemned whenever it is encountered “We condemn these remarks and we call upon Congresswoman Omar to immediately apologize for

Democratic leaders not looking to punish Ilhan Omar after her apology for anti-Semitic remarks© 2019 Getty Images WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 05: Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) arrives ahead of the State of the Union address in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives at the U.S. Capitol Building on February 5, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump's second State of the Union address was postponed one week due to the partial government shutdown. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images) House Democratic leaders do not plan to strip freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar of her committee assignments or take other action against her for comments they said were offensive and invoked anti-Semitic tropes.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said he takes Omar at her word that she didn’t intend to be anti-Semitic when she said lawmakers took pro-Israel stances because of political contributions from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.

Trump responds to Ilhan Omar controversy: 'She should be ashamed of herself'

Trump responds to Ilhan Omar controversy: 'She should be ashamed of herself' President Trump on Monday lambasted Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar for accusing a pro-Israel lobbying group of buying lawmakers’ support for Israel, saying the congresswoman should be “ashamed.” “I think she should be ashamed of herself. I think it was a terrible statement and I don’t think her apology was adequate,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One on the way to a rally in El Paso. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Her father, Nur Omar Mohamed, a Somali, worked as a teacher trainer.[8] Her mother, Fadhuma Abukar Haji Hussein During her time in the Minnesota legislature, Omar was critical of the Israeli government and opposed a law intended to "A Jewish Republican called Ilhan Omar anti - Semitic .

Ilhan Omar , Democrat -Minnesota, center, walks through the halls of the Capitol Building in Washington After extensive criticism of her remarks , Omar said Monday, " Anti - Semitism is real We condemn these remarks and we call upon Congresswoman Omar to immediately apologize for

Omar has “unequivocally” apologized for the comments — after Democratic leaders called on her to do so — saying she did not mean offense or to invoke an anti-Semitic trope about Jewish money. At the same time, the Minnesota Democrat affirmed her opposition to lobbyists like AIPAC being involved in politics.

Hoyer said he didn’t think Omar equivocated in her apology and was forgiving of her comments so long as she doesn’t repeat them.

“I don’t think she’s anti-Semitic,” the Maryland Democrat said. “She did apologize. The key will be that when we make a mistake like that, conscious or unconscious, that we don’t repeat it. That will be the proof of the pudding.”

Pence rips Omar's 'inadequate' apology for tweets criticized as anti-Semitic

Pence rips Omar's 'inadequate' apology for tweets criticized as anti-Semitic Vice President Pence on Tuesday chastised Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), calling her recent tweets that were condemned as anti-Semitic "a disgrace," and her subsequent apology "inadequate." "Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress, much less the Foreign Affairs Committee," Pence tweeted. "Those who engage in anti-Semitic tropes should not just be denounced, they should face consequences for their words." [email protected] tweets were a disgrace & her apology was inadequate. Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress, much less the Foreign Affairs Committee.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Muslim US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar apologized for her criticism of the pro-Israel lobby after dozens of her fellow lawmakers denounced her remarks as anti - Semitic .

Democratic leadership issues statement condemning ' anti - Semitic ' comments by Rep. “ Anti - Semitism must be called out, confronted and condemned whenever it is encountered, without [ Omar ] has avoided meeting with me to discuss why anti - Semitic tropes like these are hurtful to so

Democrats are not planning to take any legislative action against Omar, Hoyer said. He also noted he had not talked to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy who said Republicans will take action of their own this week.

While no decision about the specific action has been made yet, it could come in the form a resolution rebuking Omar’s comments and rejecting anti-Semitism. New York Republican Rep. Lee Zeldin has such a resolution that GOP leadership is considering among its options for actions.

Hoyer declined to say whether Democrats would move to table the Zeldin resolution if Republicans were to try to force a vote on it.

“I don’t want to anticipate that. We’ll see what they do,” he said.

Asked if Democratic leaders would consider stripping Omar of her committee assignments like Republican leaders did when Rep. Steve King made remarks questioning when white supremacy became offensive, Hoyer said, “Of course not.”

Rep. Ilhan Omar says Trump 'trafficking in hate' over president's call for her to resign

Rep. Ilhan Omar says Trump 'trafficking in hate' over president's call for her to resign Freshman Rep. IIhan Omar on Wednesday pushed back against President Trump's call for her to resign from Congress due to comments she's made about support for Israel on Capitol Hill. Omar drew bipartisan criticism earlier this week for a tweet critics said invoked an anti-Semitic trope, while accusing a pro-Israel lobbying group of paying lawmakers in exchange for influence. "It's all about the Benjamins, baby," Omar said, a comment for which she later apologized, after being chastised by the House Democratic leadership. On Tuesday, Trump was asked about the episode.

Jewish leaders criticized Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Sunday evening over tweets in which she alleged, falsely, that members of Congress support Israel because they Omar was taken to task by left-wing Jewish pundits — who normally share many of her criticisms of Israel — after she tweeted

Ilhan Omar After Anti -Israel Comments. House Democrats have called on congressional leaders to condemn controversial remarks made by Muslim Rep. But Omar ’s latest tweet earned rebukes from members of her own party, including from freshman Reps.

House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn also said he doesn’t think additional action needs to be taken against Omar since she apologized.

The majority leader said the situation with King merited stronger action because the Iowa Republican had for years been using language that tended to denigrate people because of their race.

“The difference between the King scenario was that it had been a long time coming,” Hoyer said. “And very frankly the president of the United States has used some pretty harsh negative language about people. Should he be removed?”

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Chelsea Clinton defends Omar, says Trump never said sorry for ‘white nationalism’ embrace.
Chelsea Clinton on Tuesday called out Vice President Mike Pence for saying that Rep. Ilhan Omar’s apology for earlier Twitter posts called anti-Semitic was "inadequate," and blasted President Trump for peddling hate. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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