President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday hit at democratic Rep.Ilhan Omar’s newest anti-Jewish comment about Israel as ‘dark day’ for the Jewish state.
His comment came as House Democrats prepared a resolution by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats, declaring that the House opposes anti-Semitism and bigotry.
“Representative Ilhan Omar is again under fire for her terrible comments concerning Israel,” he wrote, referencing what he said were “Jewish groups” demanding she be stripped of her committee seat. “A dark day for Israel!”
His comment however fuelled the situation.Last month, Omar ignited a bipartisan uproar in Washington and Minnesota when she suggested on Twitter that members of Congress are paid by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee to support Israel. Israel’s supporters, she suggested, are pushing members of Congress to pledge “allegiance to a foreign country.”
Prominent Democrats, including House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel, demanded another apology from Omar and began over the weekend to write the resolution.The House is expected to vote on the resolution Wednesday.