Omar apologizes for remarks that were criticized as anti-Semitic
Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar on Monday apologized for suggesting that support for Israel on Capitol Hill is driven by money. "Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes. My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole," she said in a Twitter post. "This is why I unequivocally apologize." The apology came after the House Democrats’ leadership called for one. "At the same time, I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics, whether it be AIPAC, the NRA or the fossil fuel industry," Omar added.
Have breaking news sent to your inbox. Subscribe to MarketWatch's free Bulletin emails. Sign up here.
Source: Read Full Article