Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar fired back at President Trump Wednesday after the president said she should resign amid allegations of anti-Semitism.
“You have trafficked in hate your whole life — against Jews, Muslims, Indigenous, immigrants, black people and more,” Mrs. Omar, Minnesota Democrat, tweeted directly to Mr. Trump.
“I learned from people impacted by my words. When will you?” she asked.
Mrs. Omar was forced by Democratic leaders to apologize Monday for a tweet claiming that some lawmakers’ support for Israel was “all about the Benjamins.”
In her apology, she said she was “grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes,” but affirmed her stance against the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
Mr. Trump joined the criticism against Mrs. Omar on Tuesday, ripping her apology as insufficient and “lame” and calling for her resignation.
“Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress,” the president told reporters. “And I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.”
Vice President Mike Pence chimed in Tuesday, tweeting that Mrs. Omar’s tweets “were a disgrace & her apology was inadequate.
“Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress, much less the Foreign Affairs Committee,” the vice president wrote. “Those who engage in anti-Semitic tropes should not just be denounced, they should face consequences for their words.”
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