Ilhan Omar: 26 Dems in the House are not worthy ‘partners in justice’


By Jenny Goldsberry

In an interview, The Lead host Jake Tapper confronted Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) about her past antisemitic comments. Instead of apologizing, Omar pointed the finger back, saying those accusing her of antisemitism “haven’t been partners in justice.” Omar appeared on CNN Tuesday.

First, Tapper asked the Minnesota lawmaker if she understood why her language is being called antisemitic. She responded that she welcomes feedback.

“I’ve welcomed anytime my colleagues have asked to have a conversation, to learn from them, for them to learn from me,” Omar responded. “I think it’s really important for these members to realize that they haven’t been partners in justice. They haven’t been equally engaging in seeking justice around the world. I think I will continue to do that.”

Then, she continued to skirt the question. She claimed she is actually the oppressed party. “It is important for me as someone who knows what it feels like to experience injustice in ways that many of my colleagues don’t, to be a voice.”

Meanwhile, 26 Democrat House members and two Republican House members have asked Omar to correct her antisemitic comments.

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