Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar was looking to force change with her inflammatory anti-Semitic remarks, just not the kind she’s going to get.
In order to address the controversial statements that Omar has shamelessly continued to make, Democrats in the House of Representatives will vote on an official resolution that condemns anti-Semitism.
Omar has been on a streak of bigoted remarks as of late, most recently used the tired accusation that her critics have a loyalty to Israel rather than committing to America.
“I should not be expected to have allegiance/pledge support to a foreign country in order to serve my country in Congress or serve on committee,” Omar responded to one critic on Twitter.
She has also suggested that her “Jewish colleagues” were targeting her and Rep. Rashida Tlaib because of they are both Muslim.
“What I’m fearful of — because Rashida and I are Muslim,” Omar said, “that a lot of our Jewish colleagues, a lot of our constituents, a lot of our allies, go to thinking that everything we say about Israel to be anti-Semitic because we are Muslim.”
While Omar has apologized for her statements, it was only after monumental backlash. Even then, she quickly followed her apology with a retweet from a former Democratic staffer who shared similar accusations. Making it look like she was justifying her words instead of regretting them.