Democrats in the House of Representatives are planning a resolution to condemn anti-Semitism in response to a multitude of controversies that freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has caused through her contentious statements.
Omar has been accused of indulging in well-known anti-Semitic tropes while criticizing the power of AIPAC, an American organization advocating for the defense of Israel.
In the latest instance of bigotry, Omar accused her critics of having a dual loyalty to Israel instead of being faithful to America, which is a common anti-Semitic accusation.
"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," retorted Omar on Twitter to a critic. "The people of the 5th elected me to serve their interest. I am sure we agree on that!"
In another example, Omar implied that politicians are being bought off by Jews in order to defend Israel.
Omar also accused her "Jewish colleagues" of singling out her and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) because they are Muslim.
"What I'm fearful of — because Rashida and I are Muslim," Omar said, "that a lot of our Jewish colleagues, a lot of our constituents, a lot of our allies, go to thinking that everything we say about Israel to be anti-Semitic because we are Muslim."
Although she issued an apology for that episode, she followed up by retweeting a former Democratic staffer who made similar accusations, leading many to conclude she wasn't really apologetic for her actions.
Democrats are expected to vote on Wednesday on the resolution.
Here's the latest on Omar's anti-Semitic bigotry:
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On Friday, a fight erupted in the West Virginia statehouse over a poster that tied Omar to terrorism. One staffer was injured and another official resigned over the brawl.