Democrat Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is in hot water—again—after she posted a series of anti-Semitic tweets on Sunday.
“Omar, a Somalian refugee and one of the first two Muslim women to ever serve in Congress, was the target of intense criticism Sunday from both side of the aisle after going after the pro-Israel lobby group American Israel Public Affairs Committee,” BizPac Review reports.
In one tweet, Omar responded to journalist Glenn Greenwald and his calling out of Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy.
McCarthy told a group of reporters on Friday that Democratic leaders should take action against new Democratic lawmakers Omar and Rashida Tlaib for anti-Semitic language, as he penalized Republican Congressman Steve King for a comment about white supremacy.
“There’s situations in our conference where a member does something that is wrong — I think you’ve seen from my own actions that I take action about it,” McCarthy said, as Fox News reports. “I think when they stay silent, they are just as guilty … I think this will not be the end of this, and if they do not take action then I think you will see action from myself. It’s unacceptable in this country, especially when you sit back and think about and listen to what this country went through in World War II.”
“GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy threatens punishment for @IlhanMN and @RashidaTlaib over their criticisms of Israel,” Greenwald said in the tweet. “It’s stunning how much time US political leaders spend defending a foreign nation even if it means attacking free speech rights of Americans.”
“Sorry, but you’re not going to turn the two first Muslim women to serve in the US Congress into overnight Jew-haters because of their criticisms of Israel,” Greenwald continued in the series of tweets. “What’s actually anti-Semitic is conflating the Government of Israel with Jews, so those of you doing that should stop.”
The Minnesota Democrat responded: “It’s all about the Benjamins baby.”
As BizPac Review reports, “The quote is from a 1997 rap song by Puff Daddy, and the intended message was that politicians in the U.S. are beholden to Israeli money.”
The tweet was quickly criticized as anti-Semitic and called out by people on both sides of the political spectrum.
Here’s how some people responded to the tweet:
Even Chelsea Clinton spoke out against Omar and the anti-Semitic language:
As Fox News reports, Omar challenged the American Israel Public Affairs Committee in yet another tweet. The tweet was also criticized, including a response from AIPAC:
As Breitbart News reports, Omar responded to Clinton in a tweet where the Democratic Rep. seemed to suggest she was being attacked for her faith (the very thing she actually is doing to the Jewish community).