Samantha Bee calls out Democrats for throwing Ilhan Omar under the bus

Belén Sisa a campaign aide for Bernie Sanders's 2020 presidential campaign. Credit Screenshot

What anti-Semitism is not: freely criticizing Israeli policies and actions that have violated worldwide law for decades, and the targeting of women and children by the Israeli military (an arm of state policy); uncritical American support of the state of Israel and its leader, right-wing and corrupt Benjamin Netanyahu.

"In a conversation on Facebook, I used some language that I see now was insensitive", Belén Sisa, Sanders' incoming deputy press secretary for Latino outreach, said in a statement.

In a Facebook post discussing Sanders' support for Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who has been criticized by Democrats and Republicans alike in recent weeks over similar remarks interpreted as anti-Semitic, Sisa questioned whether the US government and American Jews have "a dual allegiance to the state of Israel?" Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., because of her continuous anti-Semitic comments.

She deleted the Facebook posts after Politico confronted her about her remarks. "There's definitely talk about people wanting someone to run against her", said Democratic state Sen.

Since being sworn in in January, Omar has accused some of her fellow lawmakers of dual loyalty, or "allegiance to a foreign country", due to their support for Israel.


Congress and the American people need to address why the US gives so much aid and support to Israel.

Latz, who supported Omar's rival in the 2018 Democratic primary, said the freshman Democrat should be anxious. The House eventually passed a resolution last week, with only a few Republican dissenting, condemning "hateful expressions of intolerance" against Jews, Muslims and other minorities. But Hunegs said Omar didn't care.

But she's also continued to employ controversial rhetoric when discussing Israel, American foreign policy and lobbying.

"Anti-Semitism is a hateful and unsafe ideology which must be vigorously opposed in the United States and around the world".

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