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House Democratic leadership on Monday afternoon condemned recent comments made by freshman Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) that have been criticized as anti-Semitic and called on her to apologize for the tweet. “Congresswoman Omar’s use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel’s supporters is deeply offensive,” Democratic leaders said in a statement signed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA), Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD), Majority Whip James Clyburn (SC), Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (NM), Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries (NY) and Caucus Vice Chair Katherine Clark (MA). “We condemn these remarks and we call upon Congresswoman Omar to immediately apologize for these hurtful comments.” Read More →