Obama Ambassador to Israel: Omar Should Be Condemned by All Democrats for ‘Outrageous Comments’

Washington Free Beacon | 2/11/2019 | David Rutz
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BY: David Rutz

Former Obama administration Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro called on all Democrats to condemn Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) for her "outrageous" claims that American politicians support Israel because they're paid off.

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Omar, who frequently has to deny she's an anti-Semite, stepped into controversy again on Sunday when she suggested in a tweet that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) was being paid off to criticize her and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) for their anti-Israel stances.

When asked by a liberal magazine editor who exactly was paying politicians to support Israel, she wrote back "AIPAC," the pro-Israel lobbying group.

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Even some progressives criticized Omar for the tweets, which they said smacked of anti-Semitic tropes against American Jews. Shapiro, who was appointed to the post by Obama in 2011 and served until 2017, sent a flurry of tweets Monday morning that called for Omar to be "condemned by all in our party."

He noted Democrats were largely quiet when Omar flip-flopped...
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