Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) claimed during a press conference Wednesday that the U.S. sanctions against Iran re-imposed by President Donald Trump were intended to “starve” the regime’s people, causing observers to note her longstanding calls for sanctions against Israel. . .
“Since he got into office, the President of the United States has been goading Iran into war,” Omar said of President Trump. “First, he cancelled our best shot at avoiding armed conflict — the Iran Nuclear Deal — then he announced crippling sanctions to starve the innocent people of Iran.”
GOP Rapid Response Director Steve Guest posted a clip of Omar’s remarks on Twitter, saying, “You can’t make this up. 2019 Anti-Semite of the Year Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar condemns ‘crippling’ Iranian sanctions despite being an avid supporter of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel.”
You can't make this up.
2019 Anti-Semite of the Year Democrat Rep. Ilahn Omar condemns “crippling” Iranian sanctions despite being an avid supporter of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel. pic.twitter.com/Uhk4LHelxW
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) January 8, 2020
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