Top House Democrat Praises Omar: ‘Incredible Young Lady’ With a ‘Tremendous Future’

Washington Free Beacon | 2/14/2019 | David Rutz
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BY: David Rutz

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D., S.C.) praised new Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) on Thursday after she was embroiled in another anti-Semitic controversy this week, calling her an "incredible young lady" with a bright future.

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Omar was forced to apologize on Monday by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and some of her Democratic colleagues after claiming pro-Israel politicians are paid off by the lobbying group AIPAC. A supporter of the anti-Israel BDS movement, which has been called anti-Semitic by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), Omar also recently said she used "unfortunate" language in a 2012 tweet where she said Israel had "hypnotized the world."

"I wish we would just go on and stop beating up on people when they make a mistake," Clyburn said on CNN. "All of us have misspoken at one time or another. All of us have to learn the processes up here. I think...
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