OMAR RELEASES STATEMENT AFTER BACKLASH SURROUNDING TWEET ACCUSING AIPAC OF BUYING PRO-ISRAEL SUPPORT

The Daily Caller | 2/11/2019 | Staff
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Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar released a statement on Monday afternoon after facing backlash for accusing a pro-Israel lobbying group of buying Congressional support in exchange for backing Israel.

Omar alleged the pro-Israel lobbying group American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) buys pro-Israel support from American politicians in a tweet Sunday night.

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“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. My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole,” her statement reads. “We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. This is why I...
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