Ilhan Omar told a lie about the one person that could end her career
Ilhan Omar’s political future has been on thin ice for months.
A series of scandals has the Minnesota Democrat on the verge of being thrown out of Congress.
And now Omar told a lie about the one person that could end her career.
Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer spoke at the AIPAC conference after Omar accused the pro-Israel group of using Jewish money to purchase the loyalty of American politicians.
Omar followed up that bigoted remark by doubling down and claiming Jewish Americans held dual loyalty.
Schumer called on Americans to reject these “anti-Semitic” tropes.
The Daily Caller reports:
Without naming her specifically, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer criticized comments Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar has made about members of Congress who support Israel, during his Monday speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference.
“These age-old anti-Semitic tropes are false and we must renounce them. You can be a Jew and care about Israel and it does not make you any less American. You can be a Jew and lobby for Israel and it does not make you any less American,” he stated. “You can be, all at once, completely Jewish, completely pro-Israel, and completely American.”
Omar did not take kindly to this call out.
She ripped him for “selective hearing” and having implicit bias against her.
The Daily Caller also reports:
In response to Schumer’s criticism, Omar tweeted, “This is selective hearing, informed by one’s biases and it totally explains why certain people might hear or read my words differently! If everyone was able to acknowledge their own implicit biases, the world would be full of loving and inclusive societies.”
This could be the biggest mistake of Omar’s career.
Schumer is the second most powerful Democrat in America right now.
If he tires of her act, he could work behind the scenes to strengthen the push in Omar’s district to recruit a primary challenger and boot her from Congress.