“It’s now apparent to me that I spent lots of energy putting my 2012 tweet in context and little energy is disavowing the anti-semitic trope I unknowingly used, which is unfortunate and offensive.”
More on Rep. Ilhan Omar
Omar is one of several newly-elected Congress members to stir up controversy. The aforementioned anti-Semitic tweets are not the only cause of concern for countless Americans. The House Democrat has additionally rallied for the defunding of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
As many Americans know, the DHS plays a very critical role in the United States of America. The DHS provides funding for the Secret Service, Transportation Safety Administration, Coast Guard, and Federal Emergency Management Agency. However, Omar still called for “not one dollar” to go to the DHS.
When Democrats stood our ground last month, we proved that Individual 1 does not have the public support to ram his hateful wall through Congress.
Let’s stand firm: #Not1Dollar for DHS.
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) February 8, 2019
Many conservatives and right-leaning Americans stated that Pelosi and Democrats’ calls for Omar to apologize for her anti-Semitic remarks are not enough. Instead, various members of the right-wing claimed that Omar ought to be forced to resign for her statements. Thus far, none of the Democrat leaders have called for the resignation of Rep. Ilhan Omar.