House Democrats Urge Rep. Omar to ‘Clarify’ Statement on US, Hamas, Israel

A group of House Democrats is urging Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) to clarify what she meant when she equated the United States and Israel to the terrorist group Hamas. "Equating the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban is as offensive as it is misguided," the group, including Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.), said in a joint statement on June 9. "Ignoring the differences between democracies governed by the rule of law and contemptible organizations that engage in terrorism at best discredits one’s intended argument and at worst reflects deep-seated prejudice. "The United States and Israel are imperfect and, like all democracies, at times deserving of critique, but false equivalencies give cover to terrorist groups. We urge Congresswoman Omar to clarify her words placing the U.S. and Israel in the same category as Hamas and the Taliban." Omar earlier this week shared footage of her questioning of Secretary of ...

House Democrats Urge Rep. Omar to ‘Clarify’ Statement on US,
Hamas, Israel
A group of House Democrats is urging Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) to clarify what she meant when she equated the United States and Israel to the terrorist group Hamas. "Equating the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban is as offensive as it is misguided," the group, including Rep. Brad Schneider (D-Ill.), said in a joint statement on June 9. "Ignoring the differences between democracies governed by the rule of law and contemptible organizations that engage in terrorism at best discredits one’s intended argument and at worst reflects deep-seated prejudice. "The United States and Israel are imperfect and, like all democracies, at times deserving of critique, but false equivalencies give cover to terrorist groups. We urge Congresswoman Omar to clarify her words placing the U.S. and Israel in the same category as Hamas and the Taliban." Omar earlier this week shared footage of her questioning of Secretary of ...