The House of Representatives will vote Wednesday on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism in response to Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar’s latest controversial comments about the U.S.-Israel relationship.
Rep. Omar has been heavily criticized for saying at a Washington bookstore forum last week that pro-Israel advocates are pushing “allegiance to a foreign country.”
“I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country,” Omar said.
She then doubled down on her comments over the weekend in a tweet, writing “I should not be expected to have allegiance/pledge support to a foreign country in order to serve my country in Congress or serve on committee.”
“I am told everyday that I am anti-American if I am not pro-Israel. I find that to be problematic and I am not alone. I just happen to be willing to speak up on it and open myself to attacks.”