Ilhan Omar Dodges Question About Anti-Semitism
At an event hosted by the Center for American Progress (CAP) in Washington, D.C., Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) struggled to explain what she had learned about anti-Semitism from controversy over her own remarks.
“So a lot of the conversation, often times, it’s one that refuses, really, to separate, I think, discussions around the country and its policies, and one that is hatred for the people and their faith,” said Omar. “And I, I think, am at a breaking point, where we’re starting to have a conversation about what it means to be of people that harbor hate. And the kind of journey we could all be on in fighting against discrimination, collectively, while still having the freedom to debate foreign policy and not only think about how we engage our allies but also how we criticize and hold them accountable.”