After Jewish Dem Calls Her out, Omar Doubles Down on Anti-Semitic Accusation

Just two days after a top House Democrat condemned Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for her troubling history of anti-Semitism, the freshman lawmaker ignited controversy once again on Sunday when she appeared to accuse a Jewish congresswoman of wanting her to pledge allegiance to Israel.

Omar’s comments seemed to double down on her belief that pro-Israel lawmakers hold dual loyalty. Such accusations are exhausted anti-Semitic charges. . .

On Sunday, Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), who is Jewish, called for Omar to “engage in further dialogue with the Jewish community” to understand why “anti-Semitic tropes that accuse Jews of dual loyalty” are offensive and considered racist. . .

She essentially doubled down on her charge that pro-Israel lawmakers have dual loyalty, adding that she believes she is being pressured to support Israel.

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