Omar Apologizes After Pelosi Blasts Her Use of ‘Anti-Semitic Tropes’

Freshman House Democrat Ilhan Omar, one of the few Muslims in Congress, said Monday she “unequivocally” apologizes for tweets that were condemned by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats as anti-Semitic.

“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,” Omar of Minnesota wrote on Twitter. “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.” She was referring to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the National Rifle Association.

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