Squad Member Ilhan Omar Compares America to Hamas and Taliban, Forced to “Clarify”

After comparing the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban, Rep Ilhan Omar was met with fierce condemnation by fellow Democrats. Some prominent voices on the left defended her remarks while the right reveled in the “schism” between Democrats.


Minnesota Congresswoman and “Squad” member Ilhan Omar is under fire for comments made on Twitter equating the United States and Israel to terrorist organization Hamas and Afghanistan’s Taliban.


reporting from the left side of the aisle




Author’s Take

If Omar’s comments were a one-off slip of the tongue, her comments could be shrugged off with a sincere apology. But Rep Omar has a somewhat lengthy history of anti-Semitic comments. If only as a matter of political discipline, she should know she will always be under a microscope and must watch her words carefully.

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