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Washington - Nancy Pelosi Calls On Ilhan Omar To ‘immediately Apologize’ For ‘Anti-Semitic’ Comments

Published on: February 11, 2019 02:57 PM
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FILE - Democratic Representative from Minnesota Ilhan Omar (2-R), uses the Koran of her late grandfather while posing with new Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (2-L), during the first day of the 116th Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 03 January 2019.  EPA-EFE/ERIK S. LESSERFILE - Democratic Representative from Minnesota Ilhan Omar (2-R), uses the Koran of her late grandfather while posing with new Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (2-L), during the first day of the 116th Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 03 January 2019.  EPA-EFE/ERIK S. LESSER

Washington - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called on Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., to “immediately apologize” for remarks that Pelosi called anti-Semitic.

“Congresswoman Omar’s use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel’s supporters is deeply offensive,” Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a statement Monday a day after Omar said on Twitter that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee buys the support of lawmakers. “We condemn these remarks and we call upon Congresswoman Omar to immediately apologize for these hurtful comments.”

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Pelosi said on Twitter that she had spoken with Omar. “Congresswoman Omar and I agreed that we must use this moment to move forward as we reject anti-Semitism in all forms,” Pelosi said.

The statement did not say whether Pelosi would take action against Omar if she did not apologize.

A number of leading Jewish Democrats also called out Omar for her comments.

Republicans, who stripped Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, of his committee assignments after he questioned why white supremacy was a taboo, have called on Pelosi to take action against Omar. Omar, who started her first term in January, is on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The Somali-American lawmaker has said she supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting Israel.



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 Feb 11, 2019 at 03:04 PM Anonymous Says:

Two faced hypocrites !!!!

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 Feb 11, 2019 at 03:05 PM PureSatmar Says:

Dearest Mrs Pelosi,
Nothing antisemitic in her remarks, but the blaten truth . . .
Again it stinks for all Yiden just because of the tiny occupying enclave in the middle east.

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 Feb 11, 2019 at 03:27 PM presidenttrump Says:

(Gateway Pundit) – A federal judge ruled on Friday the US government can include citizenship question on the US Census. It makes complete sense so Democrats are against it.
It also affects how much federal funding the sanctuary communities will receive from American taxpayers. So, of course, Democrats are against this.

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 Feb 11, 2019 at 04:15 PM Maven Says:

Reply to #2  
PureSatmar Says:

Dearest Mrs Pelosi,
Nothing antisemitic in her remarks, but the blaten truth . . .
Again it stinks for all Yiden just because of the tiny occupying enclave in the middle east.

#2, Correct. But bear in mind that non-Jews who are anti the Zionist state of Israel probably hate all Jews including true Torah observant Jews.

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 Feb 11, 2019 at 05:08 PM Anonymous Says:

Her repeated anti-Israel comments reveal who she really is!

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 Feb 11, 2019 at 06:12 PM Anonymous Says:

Thank You Madame Pelosi. If Trump would have apologized for calling the Nazis good people PITTSBURGH MASSACRE WOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED.

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 Feb 12, 2019 at 08:15 AM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Thank You Madame Pelosi. If Trump would have apologized for calling the Nazis good people PITTSBURGH MASSACRE WOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED.

Groise chuchem. Do you really know that? How do you reach that decision? I am challenging you. You are an uncompromised idiot. No one in the world knows what would have happened. I agree that Trump misspoke, and should have expressed himself more clearly and differently. But he did not call Nazis good people. You are obsessed with blaming Trump for everything. You are one of those that should be transferred to another planet so our gene pool will be filtered out of scum like you.

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 Feb 12, 2019 at 01:11 PM Anonymous Says:

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Anonymous Says:

Thank You Madame Pelosi. If Trump would have apologized for calling the Nazis good people PITTSBURGH MASSACRE WOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED.

the shooter hated Trump for being so pro Jewish and pro Israel just like the leftist scum you love so much who hate Trump for the same reasons. its the democrats who support the anti Israel Jew hating leftist activists it the democrats who support the arabs in their bid to get Jerusalem and the Kosel, its the democrats who have legitimized jew haters by claiming its just anti the Israeli government and its feh like you who support them feh

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