Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar has now announced that she does not in the least retreat her previous comments which compared both Israel and the US to violent Islamist terrorist groups like Hamas.
As The Daily Wire reports:
Omar appeared Tuesday on CNN and told host Jake Tapper that she doesn’t regret her June 7 comments, and asserted that her comments should be viewed in context of the “point” she was “trying to make.”
Tapper stated: “Ultimately, Democratic leaders said that equating the U.S. and Israel with Hamas and the Taliban ‘foments prejudice,’ and, as you know, a group of Jewish House Democrats wrote a letter to President [Joe] Biden saying that accusing Israel of acts of terror—as you and other members of the squad have done – is anti-semitic. Do you regret these comments?”
“I don’t,” Omar replied. She then cited cases sitting in front of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC is investigating both the U.S. and Israel for allegedly committing war crimes in Afghanistan and the Gaza Strip, respectively.
“I think it’s really important to think back to the point that I was trying to make. Obviously, I was addressing Secretary of State [Antony] Blinken. The cases are put together in front of the ICC. The ICC has been investigating,” Omar said. “I know that, you know, some of my colleagues don’t lend legitimacy to the ICC but I tend to think that people around the world who have experienced injustice need to be able to have a place where they can go, and as a country that helped found the ICC and supported it, I think that it is really important for us to continue to find ways in which people can find justice around the world.”