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.”