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Ilhan Omar blames Trump tweet for spike in death threats

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., said late Sunday she has experienced a surge in death threats ever since President Trump tweeted out a video critical of her remarks about the Sept. 11 attacks. The video Trump posted on Friday juxtaposes a portion of Omar’s speech to…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, April 15, 2019

Ilhan Omar blames Trump tweet for spike in death threats

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., said late Sunday she has experienced a surge in death threats ever since President Trump tweeted out a video critical of her remarks about the Sept. 11 attacks. The video Trump posted on Friday juxtaposes a portion of Omar’s speech to…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, April 15, 2019

Rashida Tlaib defends Ilhan Omar’s ‘some people did something’ 9/11 remarks

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., has jumped to the defense of her under fire fellow freshman Democrat Ilhan Omar, saying Thursday her comment in reference to 9/11 has been wildly taken out of context. Omar, D-Minn., is facing backlash after a speech at a Muslim rights…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, April 11, 2019

Rashida Tlaib defends Ilhan Omar’s ‘some people did something’ 9/11 remarks

Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., has jumped to the defense of her under fire fellow freshman Democrat Ilhan Omar, saying Thursday her comment in reference to 9/11 has been wildly taken out of context. Omar, D-Minn., is facing backlash after a speech at a Muslim rights…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, April 11, 2019

Democrats upset over Omar seeking primary challenger

Some Minnesota Democrats, aghast at controversial comments made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D), are taking initial steps to recruit a candidate to run against her in next year’s primary election, seeking to buck history in one of the nation’s most progressive legislative districts. Several party…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, March 14, 2019

Fox News’ Pirro says Rep. Omar’s hijab could signal views ‘antithetical’ to Constitution

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro on Saturday questioned whether Rep. Ilhan Omar’s use of a hijab, a head covering traditionally worn by Muslim women, signaled that she held beliefs that are “antithetical” to the Constitution. Pirro made the comments during an opening statement for her…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, March 11, 2019

House passes anti-hate measure amid Dem tensions

The House passed a measure broadly condemning anti-Semitism and other forms of hatred on Thursday after remarks by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) unleashed a torrent of debate in the Democratic caucus, underlining tensions in the party. The measure condemning “anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, racism, and other forms…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, March 8, 2019

Rank-and-file Dems revolt against Pelosi over resolution to condemn anti-Semitism

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is “taken aback” by the growing dissent and anger among rank-and-file Democrats over a possible resolution to formally condemn anti-Semitism, a Democratic source told Fox News on Wednesday — highlighting Pelosi’s tenuous grip on control over the House and underscoring the…
By 1776 Coalition | Thursday, March 7, 2019

Ilhan Omar amplifies Israel dual loyalty charge, dismissing Democratic rebukes

Rep. Ilhan Omar has intensified her claims that some Jewish lawmakers have a dual loyalty to Israel, rejecting criticism from Democratic colleagues that she is engaging in anti-Semitism. “I should not be expected to have allegiance/pledge support to a foreign country in order to serve…
By 1776 Coalition | Monday, March 4, 2019

Conservative critics accuse Ilhan Omar of new anti-Semitic attack, this time focusing on ‘dual loyalties’

Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, whose previous comments on Israel were condemned as anti-Semitic just weeks ago by senior members of her own party, is again under fire for suggesting Wednesday night that some politicians in Washington are “pushing for allegiance” to Israel. Michigan Democratic…
By 1776 Coalition | Friday, March 1, 2019

Dem Rep. Omar apologizes for Israel comments, calls out ‘problematic’ role of AIPAC, ‘other lobbyists’

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., apologized Monday for comments in which she implied that a prominent pro-Israel lobby compensated lawmakers for their support of the Jewish state, but insisted on what she called “the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics.” “Anti-Semitism is real and I…
By 1776 Coalition | Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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