Ocasio-Cortez Comes to Rep. Omar's Defense

  • 2019-03-05
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Ocasio-Cortez Comes to Rep. Omar's Defense
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New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is rushing to defend Congressman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) over anti-Semitic comments the controversial freshman keeps making about Israel and the Jewish people.

Per the New York Post:
 

Responding to a tweet from California Rep. Juan Vargas, who blasted Omar earlier in the day, the New York lawmaker said: “I‘m curious if Rep. Vargas will further explain his stance here that it’s unacceptable to even *question* US foreign policy.”

“Plenty of Dem members have asserted that discussion + debate on this issue is fair and merited,” Ocasio-Cortez added. “Is this stance a departure from that?”

Omar, 37, has been catching a lot of flak recently for suggesting that US politicians are being forced to “pledge allegiance” to Jewish leaders, among other things.

Her latest insinuation came Sunday and was in response to a tweet from New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey — who said she was “saddened that Rep. Omar continues to mischaracterize support for Israel.”


The offices of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Foreign Affairs Chair Eliot Engel, Judiciary Chair Jerrold Nadler, and Ethics Chair Ted Deutch drafted a resolution over the weekend criticizing Omar for promoting anti-Semitic stereotypes.

The resolution isn't finalized but reportedly references the phrase dual loyalty – which Omar has uttered repeatedly – citing its insidious usage throughout history, including the during the internment of Japanese Americans after Pearl Harbor and France's Dreyfuss affair.

Despite calls from her Democratic colleagues, Omar is refusing to apologize this time.
 Source: AAN
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