Rep. Omar pushes back after House Foreign Affairs Chairman tells her to apologize for Israel remarks

Chairman Rep. Eliot Engel is calling for Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar to apologize for comments she made saying that pro-Israel groups are pushing “allegiance to a foreign country.”

After her remarks, Engel, who is a Democrat, said:

“I welcome debate in Congress based on the merits of policy, but it’s unacceptable and deeply offensive to call into question the loyalty of fellow American citizens because of their political views, including support for the US-Israel relationship.”
“We all take the same oath. Worse, Representative Omar’s comments leveled that charge by invoking a vile anti-Semitic slur. Her comments were outrageous and deeply hurtful, and I ask that she retract them, apologize, and commit to making her case on policy issues without resorting to attacks that have no place in the Foreign Affairs Committee or the House of Representatives.”

 

Omar doesn’t think she has anything to apologize for and responded to the notion that she’s anti-Semitic in a series of Tweets.

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