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Sen. Latz Leads DFL Criticism of Rep. Ilhan Omar’s History of Anti-Semitic Comments

Following recent tweets in which she claimed that support for Israel is “all about the Benjamins” and that AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) has bought Israeli support in Congress, and referenced “hooked-nosed” Jews in a retweet, Rep. Ilhan Omar was forced to apologize for her anti-Semitic remarks. In a bizarre statement, in which she portrayed herself as seemingly both the villain and victim, Omar said:

“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. We have to all be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. This is why I unequivocally apologize.”

Democrats at the national and local levels have strongly condemned the Congresswoman’s use of anti-Semitic tropes. Sen. Ron Latz (DFL-St. Louis Park) rebuffed Omar’s half-hearted apology on Twitter.

“She cannot constantly make statements that suggest she was ‘ignorant’ of the anti-Semitic implications of what she says or publishes, as she has been educated by myself and others on numerous occasions… In the long term, maybe Rep. Omar should take the time to educate herself on the history of world anti-Semitism and its horrifying consequences rather than promoting it,” Latz tweeted. Read Rep. Omar’s full statement here, and Sen. Latz’s here.

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