Far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) said on Thursday that she did not understand why Jewish Americans would find her anti-Semitic comments to be offensive.
Omar, who has been accused of marrying her brother and committing immigration fraud, accusations she denies, once again defended her anti-Semitic views while appearing on CNN's "Newsroom," where she referred to Israel's government as a "regime."
CNN's Poppy Harlow pressed Omar about a tweet from several years ago where Omar wrote: "Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel."
"I wonder what your message is this morning ... to Jewish Americans who find that deeply offensive?" Harlow asked.
"Oh, that's a really regrettable way of expressing that," Omar responded. "Um, I, I, don’t know how my comments would be offensive to Jewish Americans."
Omar's comments come just a day after she told PBS's Christiane Amanpour that her anti-Semitic tweet was "the only words I could think about expressing at that moment."
The Daily Wire reported that "on her first day in office this year, Omar and fellow far-left Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) were photographed embracing 'anti-Semite and alleged Muslim Brotherhood sympathizer Linda Sarsour' after they were sworn in."
Tlaib has been more open about her anti-Semitism, recently pushing an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that Jewish members of Congress have a dual loyalty problem.
"They forgot what country they represent," Tlaib tweeted just a few days after she was sworn into office. "This is the U.S. where boycotting is a right & part of our historical fight for freedom & equality. Maybe a refresher on our U.S. Constitution is in order, then get back to opening up our government instead of taking our rights away."
The Democrats are also having to deal with a recently resurfaced controversy involving Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and her strong ties to anti-Semite and racist Louis Farrakhan.
"@GOPLeader made the right decision," RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel tweeted this week regarding Rep. Steve King (R-IA). "There’s no place for white supremacy in our country & it’s totally inconsistent with the Republican Party."
"I hope Nancy Pelosi also takes action against all the Democrats who continue to associate with prominent anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan," McDaniel continued.
Fox News' Lisa Boothe noted the controversy yesterday on "The Five," saying, "It shouldn’t be that hard to condemn a guy who says that Jews are termites and compares them to Satan."