Hirono Defends llhan Omar’s Anti-Semitic Remarks

During Sunday’s Kasie DC on MSNBC, Sen. Mazie Hirono defended Rep. Ilhan Omar’s ongoing anti-Semitism, saying she does not think the congresswoman “intended her comments to be antisemitic,” and then blamed the right for “hate speech.”

“I don’t think she intended her comments to be antisemitic, but we’re in an environment now where just about everything we say can be viewed in a certain way,” Hirono said. “And that is why I’m glad that when the House actually took a vote that they basically condemned all hate speech. And we certainly are hearing a lot of hate speech from the Republicans and the right.”