An illegal alien working for socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) was forced to apologize on Tuesday for promoting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories on her Facebook account accusing American Jews of having dual loyalties.
Belen Sisa, Sanders' national deputy press secretary, reportedly questioned if the "American Jewish community has a dual allegiance to the state of Israel," Politico reported.
Sisa deleted the post after Politico questioned her about it; she gave the publication the following statement:
In a conversation on Facebook, I used some language that I see now was insensitive. Issues of allegiance and loyalty to one's country come with painful history. At a time when so many communities in our country feel under attack by the president and his allies, I absolutely recognize that we need to address these issues with greater care and sensitivity to their historical resonance, and I'm committed to doing that in the future.
Sisa made the anti-Semitic remarks while she was defending Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-MN) most recent anti-Semitic remarks that drew national outrage last week. Politico notes:
A Jewish person from Sisa's home state of Arizona pointed out the history of the "dual allegiance" slur in the Facebook thread — from the hangings of Jews in ancient Persia, to the 1492 purge of Jews in Spain, to Nazi Germany.
Sisa responded: "This is a serious question: do you not think that the American government and American Jewish community has a dual allegiance to the state of Israel? I’m asking not to rule out the history of this issue, but in the context in which this was said by Ilhan."
When another person asked her if she thought Sanders had dual loyalties, Sisa replied: "I think I would probably have to ask him? But his comments make me believe other wise as he has been very blunt on where he stands."
Sisa's comments come after Omar once again doubled down on her anti-Semitism earlier this month.
The Washington Examiner reported last month that Sisa is an illegal alien, and claims "she was brought to this country illegally from Argentina by her parents at age six, is currently protected from deportation under President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program."
Sisa’s remarks came after Omar said at the end of February that her "Jewish colleagues" had "designed" a plan to silence her by accusing her of being anti-Semitic. The Daily Wire reported:
Moments later, Omar pushed the dual loyalty anti-Semitic conspiracy theory, accusing pro-Israel groups of trying to buy off politicians and making them have dual loyalties to both the United States and Israel.
"I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is okay to push for allegiance to a foreign country [Israel]," Omar said as she talked about the influence of money in politics, choosing to only complain about money that goes to Republican candidates and not money that goes to Democratic candidates.
Omar's Democratic colleagues slammed her for her anti-Semitic remarks, calling her comments "vile," "anti-Semitic," "outrageous," and "deeply hurtful."