She has criticized, rather, American supporters of Israel who she says were bought off by "Benjamins" and are loyal to a foreign power.
"Family separation and the caging of kids...this was Obama", she can be heard telling Politico in a recording. "The droning of countries around the world...that was Obama". But when Trump does it, it somehow becomes okay, because he is "one of us". Why would she be more emboldened to refuse an apology altogether?
"We know that when people get backed into a corner... they get uglier and uglier", she warned. "We want to recognize the actual policies that are behind the pretty face and the smile". "It's about these forms of hatred", Pelosi said.More news: Portland metro Saturday weather: Fog then the sun shines
McCain later choked up when she mentioned former Democratic Sen. "I think it strengthened it. It's beyond dispute. Next time, a phone call from your office before the Twitter ambush would be appreciated".
We've seen the same from many members of the media, who have turned themselves inside out to state that Omar's longstanding anti-Semitism - anti-Semitism so brazen that it turned off even Jewish Democratic constituents in her district who met with her years ago - is actually just the result of her childlike naivete. "#Gaza #Palestine #Israel." As Bari Weiss noted in the New York Times, "The conspiracy theory of the Jew as the hypnotic conspirator, the duplicitous manipulator, the sinister puppeteer is one with ancient roots and a bloody history". That really made me mad as an American. "I find that to be problematic and I am not alone. Our nation is having a hard conversation and we believe this is great progress". She also said that Jewish legislators who support Israel have a "allegiance to a foreign country".
NBC News reported the current effort in Congress "began as a fresh effort to condemn anti-Semitism in the wake of Rep. Ilhan Omar's latest controversial comments".
Jewish Insider, citing "a source familiar with the plan", reported that the Texas Republican is helping to a draft a measure which is exclusively a "condemnation of anti-Semitism". But in a spectacularly freakish move, a large group of House Republicans ended up taking a step that overshadowed Democrats' divisions. All 234 House Democrats voted in favor of the resolution.More news: It's 'Captain Marvel' vs. the trolls on Rotten Tomatoes
But other Democrats wanted to broaden the resolution to include a rejection of all forms of racism and bigotry. Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the third-ranking House Republican, called the resolution "a sham put forward by Democrats to avoid condemning one of their own" in a statement after voting against it. Almost 80% of Republicans, on the other hand, sympathized more with Israel while just 6% sympathized more with Palestinians.
President Trump fiercely rebuked Congressional Democrats Friday for their flat-out refusal to condemn Rep. Ilhan Omar's anti-Semitic rhetoric; saying they have officially become the 'Anti-Jewish Party'.
Commentators accused Trump of "hypocrisy". Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has repeatedly said that Omar wasn't "intentionally" anti-Semitic, and has added that she does not believe Omar "understands the full weight of the words" used. David Rubenstein noted the criticism that it was watered-down from its original goal of condemning anti-Semitism following Omar's recent remarks.More news: TV's Airwolf Jan-Michael Vincent (74) dies