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Feb 11, 2019 2:57 PM 2+ mon ago

Democrats admonish lawmaker Omar as outcry over AIPAC money comment grows

House Democratic leaders on Monday condemned remarks by Representative Ilhan Omar suggesting support for Israel among elected officials was purchased with Jewish money, after facing growing calls to take action against the freshman lawmaker.

Omar, a Minnesota Democrat who has been a vociferous critic of Israel, wrote Sunday on Twitter that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's call for her and Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-Michigan) to be rebuked over their criticism of Israel was "all about the Benjamins baby," a slang term for $100 bills.

Asked to clarify who she believed is paying politicians to support Israel, Omar named AIPAC, prompting allegations of anti-Semitism and bipartisan defense of the pro-Israel lobby group's work.

While AIPAC wields considerable influence in Washington, it does not contribute to campaigns, nor does it make endorsements.

"Congresswoman Omar's use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel's ...

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