Ilhan Omar Snaps At CNN Reporter: ‘Are You Serious?’
DC: Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar on Wednesday snapped at a CNN reporter who tried to ask her about the fallout over her recent comments blaming Jewish political donors for Republicans’ support of Israel.
President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Omar should step down either from Congress or the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and called Omar’s apology for the comments “lame.”
The congresswoman on Wednesday shot back a tweet that accused the president of “trafficking in hate,” but then dodged questions twice when asked about it by CNN’s Manu Raju.
“Rep. Ilhan Omar in no mood to talk about her controversies this week. First, she said: ‘No thank you’ when asked to comment on Trump saying she should resign. Second time I saw her, she yelled: ‘Are you serious?’ when I tried to question her,” Raju wrote on Twitter. “What’s wrong with you,” the congresswoman reportedly asked him. more here
Rep. Ilhan Omar Harangues Elliott Abrams At Bizarre Committee Hearing.
Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar ripped U.S. diplomat Elliott Abrams during a hearing that took place before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday.
During her line of questioning, Omar questioned the trustworthiness of Abrams because of the longtime diplomat’s role in the Iran-Contra scandal of the 1980s. Abrams was convicted of unlawfully withholding information from Congress in 1991. Omar also erroneously referred to him as “Mr. Adams.”
“I fail to understand why members of this committee of the American people should find any testimony that you give today to be truthful,” Omar said.
After Abrams tried to respond to Omar’s comments, the freshman congresswoman cut him off and explained to him that she wasn’t asking a question. Abrams demanded an opportunity to defend his character, but was rebuffed.
“It is not right that members of this committee can attack a witness who is not permitted to reply,” Abrams said. more
House Overwhelmingly Approves Motion To Condemn Anti-Semitism Amid Omar Fallout.
DC: The House of Representatives passed a motion Wednesday afternoon condemning anti-Semitism, which was added to a bill ending U.S. military aid for Saudi Arabia’s ongoing war in Yemen.
This vote comes only days after Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar faced accusations of anti-Semitism for saying the pro-Israel lobby buys support for Israel from members of Congress.
Omar was forced to apologize after being called out by politicians across the aisle. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi condemned Omar for her “use of anti-Semitic tropes,” while President Donald Trump called on her to resign or at least be removed from the Foreign Affairs Committee. MORE HERE