Trump: Omar’s Apology Was ‘Lame,’ She Should Resign From Congress

Washington Free Beacon | 2/12/2019 | Andrew Kugle
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BY: Andrew Kugle

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D., Minn.) apology for tweets widely condemned as anti-Semitic was "lame," saying she should consider resigning from Congress.

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At the very least, Trump said Omar should lose her committee assignments, especially her seat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

"One other thing I might want to say is that anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress, and Congressman Omar is terrible [for] what she said," Trump said. "And I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee. What she said is so deep seated in her heart that her lame apology – and that's what it was, it was lame and she didn't mean a word of it – was just not appropriate."

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"At a minimum, she shouldn't be on committees, certainly that [the foreign affairs] committee," Trump added.

Omar came under fire on Sunday for comments suggesting Republicans' support for Israel is bought and paid for by AIPAC. The Washington Free Beacon reported:

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Omar linked to a tweet by left-wing journalist Glenn Greenwald, who was criticizing House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) for threatening punishment against Omar and fellow anti-Israel Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.). She wrote, "It's all about the Benjamins baby" with musical notes, a reference to $100 bills with Benjamin Franklin's face on them.

Forward opinion editor Batya Ungar-Sargon criticized Omar for tweeting an "anti-Semitic trope" and said she'd love to know who is "paying American politicians to be pro-Israel." Omar responded, "AIPAC!", the name of the pro-Israel lobbying organization.


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