The White House has remained silent about a bitter feud between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic leadership and Rep. Ilhan Omar over her recent comments about the U.S. and Israel.
Omar, the two-term progressive representative from Minnesota, has come under fire over her Monday tweet that grouped the U.S. and Israel along with terror groups such as Hamas and the Taliban. She wrote that all had committed “unthinkable atrocities.” The tweet drew sharp condemnations from members of both parties.
TOP DEMS REBUKE ILHAN OMAR FOR US, ISRAEL COMPARISON TO TERRORIST GROUPS: ‘NO MORAL EQUIVALENCY’
Omar later walked back the comment on Thursday, saying she “was in no way equating terrorist organizations with democratic countries with well-established judicial systems.”
Following Omar’s explanation, House Democratic leadership said in a statement that “false equivalencies between democracies like the U.S. and Israel and groups that engage in terrorism like Hamas and the Taliban foments prejudice and undermines progress toward a future of peace and security for all.”
“We welcome the clarification by Congresswoman Omar that there is no moral equivalency between the U.S. and Israel and Hamas and the Taliban,” the statement continued.
But that didn’t put an end to the matter.
DEM INFIGHTING REACHES NEW LEVEL AFTER OMAR CALLS COLLEAGUES’ CRITICISM ‘ISLAMOPHOBIC’
Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan tore into her party’s leadership following the release of the statement Thursday aft
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