Minn. Dems Seek 2020 Primary Challenger to Anti-Semite Ilhan Omar

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"I worry about it for multiple reasons", Pompeo told Brian Kilmead of Fox News.

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) listens during a news conference on prescription drugs on January 10, 2019. Ihlan Omar, D-Minn., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.

Democrats in Congress appeared to draft a resolution meant to abjure the kind of anti-Semitic rhetoric that Omar had indulged in, but by the time they voted on it, it had morphed into a very generalized resolution against all hate, including islamophobia.

Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade asked Pompeo if he anxious about it with regard to the U.S. -Israel relationship, in an interview airing Friday on Fox News. However, we are concerned not merely with the harsh consequences of those words, but with the obsessive hatred that produced them, and the ultimate goal for which they were enunciated - to erode American support for the State of Israel, the miracle that symbolizes Jewish history and Jewish aspirations.

Ilhan Omar's repeated claims that Jews are buying United States politicians have fanned the flames of disapproval, even among her own fellow Minnesota Democrats.

"This played on stereotypes, long held, to incite people to turn on their Jewish citizens", he said, "that somehow they have outsized influence on the media and that anything that supports Israel is because the Jews buy you".

Those who want Omar replaced are looking for someone to contest her nomination and have been meeting to discuss that objective, The Hill reported Thursday. "First, because she tweeted, 'It's all about the Benjamins baby, ' in reference to the Israel lobby". Two days later, she took a personal swipe at a Jewish diplomat during a congressional hearing.

"Instead of specifically addressing the persistent anti-Semitic remarks made by my colleague, House Democrats chose last week to make a mockery of this institution by giving her troubling behavior yet another pass", said Congressman Steube in a statement.

Tlaib followed an Instagram account that routinely shares blatantly anti-Semitic posts and 9/11 conspiracy theories, comparing Jews to vermin.



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