Skip to comments.Dem lawmaker: Omar's statements 'deeply hurtful to Jews'
Posted on 02/10/2019 7:56:04 PM PST by yesthatjallen
Freshman Rep. Max Rose (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that his colleague Rep. Ilhan Omar's tweet suggesting that a pro-Israel lobbying group was buying off lawmakers was "deeply hurtful to Jews," including himself.
"When someone uses hateful and offensive tropes against people of any faith, I will not be silent," Rose wrote on Twitter. "Congresswoman Omar's statements are deeply hurtful to Jews, including myself. Implying that Americans support Israel because of money alone is offensive enough. But go a step further, and retweet someone declaring their pain at her sentiment is truly unacceptable."
"At a time when anti-Semitic attacks are on the rise, our leaders should not be invoking hurtful stereotypes and caricatures of Jewish people to dismiss those who support Israel. In the Democratic Party - and in the United States of America - we celebrate the diversity of our people, and the Gods we pray to, as a strength. The Congresswoman's statements do not live up to that cherished ideal."
Earlier Sunday, Omar responded to a question about who she "thinks is paying American politicians to be pro-Israel" by saying "AIPAC!" The tweet was referencing the major pro-Israel lobbying group.
She also retweeted journalist Glenn Greenwald responding to a story about Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) promising "action" toward the Minnesota lawmaker and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) over their alleged anti-Semitism. She captioned that retweet with a message: "It's all about the Benjamins baby," referring to money.
Omar's office initially responded to The Hill's request for comment about the "Benjamins" tweet by referring to her AIPAC tweet. When asked about Rose's statement, Omars office directed The Hill to a response from the member of Congress to Chelsea Clinton.
The American Jewish Committee, a major Jewish advocacy organization, also blasted Omar's statements, calling them "stunningly anti-Semitic."
Omar, as a well as Tlaib, have previously been criticized for their support of the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, which condemns Israels treatment of Palestinians. Both maintain that the movement is not anti-Semitic.
Give her and her ‘brothers’ a chance and they will do lots worse than issue ‘hurtful statements’.
Cannibals turn on each other when their Food Supply runs short.
Absolutely nothing will happen to her. That is what most Progressives think. And too many useful-idiot Jews will cover for her.
Get used to it.
it is always the words... .
Jewish people will still largely vote for Dems.
What does he expect from a follower of “Allah” (Satan)?
This is just the beginning for these “religion of peace “ cretins. Little surprised that their females.
Max doesn’t realize how deep her hatred runs.She’d kill every jew in congress if she could.
You’re in an anti-Semite party, bubala.
Deeply hurtful, but not actually hateful...not like wearing a MAGA hat, right?
What did they expect from a muslim?
And her rabic lying muslima sistah from Michigan, too
The one who got elected by a district she lied about living in
People never c ease to amaze me with their idiocy.
Here in Minnesota we have a large piece of the population who will vote for Democrats no matter what. When I was a child we had one of the top rated educational systems in the USA always ranking in the top 1-3 states. We went back and forth between GOP and DFL. Now with the democrats in control of the schools and news media, it is hard for the GOP to get power.
Our only hope is with the MN House and Senate which allows the rural areas to elect sensible men and women to represent us. I have given up on expecting any decent elected people to come out of the Twin Cities’ Metro area.
Obama used the same jew money trope to suppress opposition to the Iran deal. It is on page one of the leftest play book.
Jews refused to acknowledge the threat of Nazis ideology until too late as well.
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