Controversial Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) was once again accused of anti-Semitism over the weekend, this time after using Twitter to comment on Michael Bloomberg's prospective presidential campaign.
On Saturday, Omar reacted to news that billionaire Leon Cooperman would support Bloomberg's presidential bid. Both Cooperman and Bloomberg are Jewish.
"I wonder why?" Omar tweeted, adding a "thinking" emoji.
I wonder why? 🤔 https://t.co/fc2wx26oTA— Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan Omar)1573321596.0
Omar's comments came just before she gave a speech at a Council of American Islamic Relations event in Washington, Fox News reported.
CAIR, of course, was listed as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation Case in which the HLF and five of its leaders were convicted of providing material support to Hamas, a known terrorist organization.
The United Arab Emirates has even designated CAIR as a terrorist organization.
What was the reaction?
Omar was widely condemned, even by tennis legend Martina Navratilova.
Omar very carefully making an anti-Semitic tweet with just enough vagueness to claim that ackshually she meant it w… https://t.co/R5wUKosfWk— Josh Jordan (@Josh Jordan)1573326090.0
I suppose you think it’s all about the Benjamins? We get your insinuation. True to form. https://t.co/dynXq6HqXN— Michael Dickson (@Michael Dickson)1573328089.0
@IlhanMN This is a wrong thing to say Congresswoman…— Martina Navratilova (@Martina Navratilova)1573333921.0
Ilhan Omar doesn’t tweet alone. She has a media team who’s job is to prevent her from saying offensive things. Eit… https://t.co/05syYMY0FP— Hen Mazzig (@Hen Mazzig)1573350188.0
@abbo2 @IlhanMN Generalizing is wrong no matter which “group” of people one talks about. It’s about assigning labels and I hate that.— Martina Navratilova (@Martina Navratilova)1573334566.0
Some people, however, like Linda Sarsour — who has also been accused of anti-Semitism — came to Omar's defense, saying, "Oh for God's sake, stop this ridiculousness. This obsession with every word Ilhan says or tweets is tired and it's getting old."