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PoliticsTrump tweets Omar's Israel remarks mark 'dark day'

17:25  05 march  2019
17:25  05 march  2019 Source:   msn.com

Dems respond to Omar by drafting anti-Semitism resolution

Dems respond to Omar by drafting anti-Semitism resolution House Democrats will offer a resolution Wednesday condemning anti-Semitism in response to Rep. Ilhan Omar's latest remarks on Israel.The declaration, supported by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, comes after Omar made new remarks about Israel that critics decried as anti-Semitic.At an event last week, the freshman Democrat from Minnesota made a reference to "political influence in this country that says it is okay for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country." The Anti-Defamation League has demanded that House Democrats offer a resolution that makes clear every member of Congress opposes anti-Semitism.

In a pair of tweets over the weekend, Omar criticized the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC. The controversy over Omar ’ s remarks stretched beyond Capitol Hill to the crowded Democratic presidential race. Less than a week earlier, all but one high-profile Democratic senator

Ilhan Omar ’ s made "terrible comments" when she suggested that American supporters of Israel are pushing people to have “allegiance to a foreign Republican Congressman Tweets 'anti-Semitic' Attack on Leading Democrat Investigating Trump . Haaretz.

Trump tweets Omar's Israel remarks mark 'dark day' © Safvan Allahverdi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images Rep. Ilhan Omar’s latest remarks about Israel are prompting House Democrats to draft a resolution condemning anti-Semitism. WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar's newest remarks about Israel mark a "dark day" for the Jewish state.

He tweeted as House Democrats were preparing a resolution for Wednesday declaring that the House opposes anti-Semitism and bigotry. The measure is part of the Democrats' pushback against Omar for suggesting last week that American supporters of Israel have conflicted allegiances.

The declaration, written by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats, comes after the Minnesota Democrat's remarks suggesting American supporters of Israel are pushing people to have "allegiance to a foreign country."

Trump, a staunch supporter of Israel, tweeted that "Omar is again under fire for her terrible comments concerning Israel." He called her remarks "A dark day for Israel!"

The House is expected to vote on the resolution Wednesday.

Ilhan Omar denies equating Obama and Trump, says only one is 'human'.
Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., told Fox News on Monday that it was "silly" to compare President Trump with former President Barack Obama, adding: "One is human. The other is really not." Omar's comments came after she told Politico in an interview published last Friday that the Obama administration was responsible for the “caging of kids” at the U.S.-Mexico border and the “droning of countries around the world." "I think for many of us, we think of ourselves as Democrats.

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