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Rep. Omar Compares The U.S. To Hamas And The Taliban In Tweet; Every House Democrat Should Condemn Immediately

Rep. Ilhan Omar compared the United States and our ally Israel to radical Islamic terrorist organizations like the Taliban and Hamas in a tweet on Monday. This tweet is just the latest in a long line of controversial and anti-Semitic statements from the Minnesota Congresswoman. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and every House Democrat must condemn these remarks immediately. Omar’s History of Anti-Semitism and Controversy: 
  • In February of 2019, Omar tweeted, "It's all about the Benjamins baby," in reference to American politicians' support for Israel.  
  • The House passed two resolutions in 2019 denouncing hate speech and anti-Semitism following these comments by Omar that played into anti-Semitic tropes.
  • In May of 2021, Omar accused Israel of committing "war crimes" following days of conflict between Israel and Hamas that saw thousands of missiles fired indiscriminately at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.