Social media users also provided more information to back up Omar's initial tweets about Israel's influence, and pointed to disconnects between House Leader Nancy Pelosi's statement supporting Israel and denouncing "racism, prejudice and discrimination" in light of freedoms not offered to Palestinians under Israeli occupation.
The editorial called Omar's apology for her latest tweets, in which she suggested the financial clout of the pro-Israel lobbying organization AIPAC was responsible for Republican lawmakers's support for Israel, "grudging".
The American Jewish Committee has criticized Rep. Omar after she replied "AIPAC!" to a question about who she thinks is paying politicians to be pro-Israel.
Omar "unequivocally" apologized for her remarks in a statement which also reaffirmed the problematic role of lobbyists in United States politics.
The anti-Semitic emperor still has no clothes, but she's learned to move faster - that's the real, and ominous lesson of Congresswoman Illhan Abdullahi Omar's weekend fiasco (See: Minnesota Muslim Congresswoman Maligns AIPAC in New Anti-Semitic Tirade).
I'll return to his references to "BDS" in a moment, but this chapter of the story concluded, as I mentioned, with an apology from Omar, who claimed (again) to be "learning" how not to make anti-Semitic comments.
The leadership statement came after two Jewish House Democrats began circulating a letter Monday to their colleagues asking them to join in asking party leadership to condemn anti-Semitism citing "recent rhetoric from certain members within our Caucus".
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They are the first Muslim women to serve in Congress. Pelosi and other Democrats, including leaders and chairmen, laid down a marker making clear that Omar had overstepped.
Chuck Schumer, the Senate Democratic leader, said on Twitter, "Rep. Omar's use of anti-Semitic stereotype was offensive and irresponsible".
After facing a firestorm of criticism from her own party, Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar (Minn.) apologized for comments many saw as an anti-Semitic slur - but then appeared to double down in a further comment on the situation.
Omar was criticized by both Republicans and Democrats for saying on Twitter that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a pro-Israel lobbying group, was paying US politicians to support Israel. "I think it was a bad statement and I don't think her apology was adequate", the president said, according to a pool report.
Responding to the journalist's tweet, Omar responded with: "It's all about the Benjamins baby".
McCarthy promised Republicans would also take action against Omar, though he didn't say how.
Rep. Max Rose, D-N.Y., left, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., are seen in the House Chamber before President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
Ilhan Omar, newly elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on the Democratic ticket, speaks to a group of supporters in Minneapolis, Minnesota on November 6, 2018. She has supported the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement that aims to put economic and political pressure on Israel.