REP. SCHAKOWSKY TRIES TO EXPLAIN REP. OMAR’S ANTI-SEMITIC REMARKS: ‘SHE COMES FROM A DIFFERENT CULTURE’

The Daily Caller | 3/8/2019 | Staff
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Democratic Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky addressed Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s comments on Jews and Israel by in part explaining that she’s a refugee and “comes from a different culture.”

“I want to tell you, part of being a Jew is to be welcoming to the stranger,” Schakowsky told MSNBC Thursday. “And I want to tell you, Ilhan Omar is a refugee from Somalia. She comes from a different culture. She has things to learn.”

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Rep. Jan Schakowsky speaks to MSNBC about Rep. Ilhan Omar’s comments. YouTube screenshot.

Schakowsky’s comments came as House Democrats backed away from a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and instead pushed one that reprimanded hate speech against any identifiable group — with the exception of Christians.

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The congresswoman suggested the contention surrounding Omar’s comments was a...
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