Bernie thinks Omar can be ‘better’ speaking to Jewish community
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday night said he felt Rep. Ilhan Omar needs to do a “better job in speaking to the Jewish community.”
Sanders made the remarks during a packed hour-long Fox News town hall in Bethlehem, Pa., in response to a question from Fox News anchor Bret Baier.
While addressing Rep. Ilhan Omar’s use of “language kind of associated with anti-semitism,” Baier asked Sanders, “Can you understand why some Jewish Americans would have a problem with some of that?”
Sen. Sanders responded: “I can understand… And I think that Ilhan has got to do maybe a better job in speaking to the Jewish community.”
Sanders, who is Jewish, also said he doesn’t think Omar’s anti-Semetic, adding that “it’s not anti-Semitic to be critical of a right wing government in Israel.”
Rep. Ilhan Omar has a history of using what many perceive to be anti-Semitic rhetoric.
In Feb. the Minnesota congresswoman was criticized by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other top House Democrats for her tweet suggesting the relationship between the United States and Israel is “all about the Benjamins.”
A month later Omar was again being called out for suggesting on Twitter that American politicians were being forced to “pledge allegiance to Israel.”
The freshman lawmaker also once sparked outrage for claiming that “Israel has hypnotized the world.”
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