“Squad” Democrat and radical Islamist Rep. Ilhan Omar is doubling down on statements she made earlier this month when she compared the United States and Israel to Middle East terrorist groups like Hamas.
When asked by CNN Hack Jake Tapper if she regretted the Semitic remarks made on Twitter, Omar simply said, “No.”
Jake Tapper asks Rep. Ilhan Omar if she regrets her comments comparing the U.S. and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban:
"I don't" pic.twitter.com/iDOvgSIvXI
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 29, 2021
In her post, Omar called for “the same level of accountability and justice” for all victims of “crimes against humanity.”
“We have all seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan and the Taliban,” Omar posted, lumping the U.S. and Israel with acknowledged terrorist organizations.
The post even led to members of her own party sending a letter to President Joe Biden rebuking her claim.
The Somali native is part of what has been called The Squad on Capitol Hill, including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., representing extreme progressive positions on issues.
The Squad members are all in their second terms in the House and are up for reelection in 2022.
Speaking bout her Democratic Jewish colleagues in the House, Omar told CNN they “haven’t been partners in injustice [around the world]. They haven’t been equally engaging in seeking justice around the world.”
She said she would continue to stand up for that because she “knows what it is like to experience injustice in ways many of my colleagues don’t.”
Omar said she has “clarified and apologized” when her words seemed to offend anyone.
Author: Asa McCue