Minnesota Democrats look for challenger to Ilhan Omar


Sisa asked the question Sunday in a Facebook thread in which she said that, like Sanders, she stood with Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Somali-American Muslim, whose own comments about US-Israel policies led to allegations of anti-Semitism against her. Bernie Sanders (VT) apologized and deleted a Facebook post about American Jews' "dual allegiance" after Politico contacted her about the comment, which has been criticized as anti-Semitic.

The sit-in is aimed at antisemitic comments from congressional Democrats, specifically Rep. Ilhan Omar.

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".

"There's definitely some buzz going around about it, but it's more a buzz of is anyone talking about finding someone to run against her than it is anyone saying they're going to run against her or contemplate it", Minnesota State Sen. "They are more than willing to pose with Omar on magazines covers, but when she tried to talk about a truly hard topic, which is her job as an elected official, and her life was in danger, they kind of threw her under the bus".

In her apology, Omar said that "anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes".

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Omar in 2012 accused Israel of "hypnotizing the world" and prayed that "Allah awaken the people and help them see [its] evil doings".

"Do you worry how much the anti-Israeli, anti-Semitic language -mostly the Democratic side in Congress- hurts long-term Israeli-American relations?" asked Kilmeade.

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House Democrats recently passed a resolution initially meant to reprimand Omar for anti-Semitic remarks.

"Omar should be censured and, beyond that, removed from the powerful and influential House Foreign Affairs Committee that Speaker Pelosi surprisingly granted to this first-year legislator", said Rabbi Spero of the National Conference of Jewish Affairs.