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Omar said AIPAC pays lawmakers to be pro-Israel, but that's not how it works

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Feb 11, 2019 6:09 PM 2+ mon ago

Omar said AIPAC pays lawmakers to be pro-Israel, but thats not how it works

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- US Rep. Ilhan Omar started a firestorm by saying on Twitter that AIPAC pays lawmakers to support Israel. Both Democrats and Republicans have offered sharp rebukes, accusing the Minnesota Democrat of insinuating that Jews use money to get what they want.

(On Monday afternoon, she said "I unequivocally apologize" after speaking to "Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes.")

"It's all about the Benjamins," Omar tweeted, explaining why the Republican House leader, Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California, was calling for action against her for a 7-year-old tweet with anti-Semitic overtones for which she had apologized multiple times. Asked to clarify who was paying the "Benjamins," or cash, Omar replied "AIPAC!"

It does not, and cannot under the law. The "PAC" in AIPAC stands for public affairs committee, not political ...

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