House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and the entire Democratic House leadership team on Monday condemned Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for using what they described as “anti-Semitic tropes” to criticize Israel.
On Sunday, Omar tweeted that Israel’s influence over American foreign policy was “all about the Benjamins,” which drew accusations that she was alleging Jewish money was secretly controlling American foreign policy.
Pelosi on Monday said that “Omar’s use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel’s supporters is deeply offensive.” She then called upon Omar to apologize for her remarks.
“As Democrats and Americans, the entire Congress must be fully engaged in denouncing and rejecting all forms of hatred, racism, prejudice and discrimination wherever they are encountered,” Pelosi added.
Read the whole statement below.
— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) February 11, 2019