Article by Bryan Howard
February 12, 2019
The anti-Semitic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar got herself into hot water for spewing anti-Semitic tropes over the weekend. Omar was claiming wealthy Jewish people were controlling our politics with their money.
After intense backlash Ilhan Omar attempted to issue an apology, but only made things worse when she doubled down on her statement during the apology.
Omar Tweeted, “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 always 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.”
Omar continued, “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. It’s gone on too long and we must be willing to address it.”
Mad you can see Omar is not sorry for her statement nor sentiment considering she doubled down on wealthy Jews buying our government. This goes to show she is only sorry she got caught, but still harbors a bigoted hatred for the Jewish people.