U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., was apparently unmoved Thursday by Meghan McCain’s tearful remarks about her on “The View.”
McCain had turn out to be emotional through the ABC speak present, discussing Omar’s current criticisms of Israel and its supporters. She mentioned Omar’s remarks had been hurtful to a lot of her Jewish buddies.
“It is rather harmful, very harmful,” McCain added, “and I feel we collectively as People on either side, what Ilhan Omar is saying may be very scary to me. It’s very scary to lots of people and I don’t suppose you need to be Jewish to acknowledge that.”
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However as a substitute of responding on to McCain, Omar retweeted a publish that criticized McCain for “fake outrage” and referred to previous statements attributed to McCain’s late father, U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who died final August at age 81.
“Meghan’s late father actually sang ‘bomb bomb bomb Iran’ and insisted on referring to his Vietnamese captors as ‘g–ks’,” learn the publish by Medhi Hasan, an “Intercept” columnist and Al Jazeera host. “He additionally, lest we overlook, gave the world Sarah Palin. So rather less fake outrage over a former-refugee-turned-freshman-representative pls.”
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Omar’s retweet was praised by a lot of her followers as an indication that the freshman congresswoman was “standing as much as the institution.” However the retweet additionally attracted extra unfavorable consideration to the Somali-born lawmaker, simply hours after the U.S. Home voted in favor of an anti-hate decision that was initially impressed by the Minnesota Democrat.
Omar has resisted requires her to apologize for blasting those that pledge “allegiance to a overseas nation,” referring to Israel, in what has been decried as an anti-Semitic trope.
The Related Press contributed to this report