Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar receives backlash over anti-Semitic tweet

Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar has apologized for a recent Twitter post that some said Democratic leadership said was anti-Semitic.

It’s not the first time she has been criticized for her social media posts.

In her tweet, Representative Omar stated that the United States support for Israel was “All about the benjamins baby” the post drew a swift reaction from members of her own party including speaker Pelosi who called the post-anti-Semitic.

Omar is one of the first two Muslim women and the first Somali-American elected to Congress. She left her war-torn homeland of Somalia when she was eight and spent time in a refugee camp before coming to the U.S.

Chance Fortune

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