Trump Calls For House Representative To Resign Over Racist Comments
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump condemned and called for the resignation of newly elected Representative Ilhan Omar as a punishment for her remarks that she made against Israel which were anti-Semitic.
The President had the following to say about Ilhan Omar during a Cabinet meeting,
“Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress. And I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.”
Omar apologized on Monday for suggesting that U.S. support for a Jewish state is the result of money flowing from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), an influential pro-Israel lobbying group.
The comments were quickly condemned by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and other Democratic leaders. But House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told Roll Call that Omar would not be stripped of her committee assignments.
President Trump said that Omar’s comments are “deep-seated in her heart” and called her apology “lame,” which it really was, and the way you can tell is by how she defended her actions after apologizing. Also, she only apologized to her constituents and Jewish Americans, not Israelis.
According to The Hill,
Trump’s decision to weigh in comes at a time when Democrats are grappling with competing views on Israel within their party. Those divisions were recently highlighted by comments from Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) — the first Muslim women elected to Congress — who have both criticized the U.S.-Israel relationship.
But the president’s comments also shined a light on his past responses to religious and racial controversies that were criticized as insensitive, drawing accusations of hypocrisy from Democrats.
She also recently had to apologize for another anti-Semitic tweet from 2012 where she called Israel evil. When is enough going to be enough to get this woman out of office? She obviously is against what we as Americans stand for and she’s against our allies.
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