Representatives rushed to the defense of Corey Bush, D-Mo and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich, squad member Ilhan Omar (D-Minn) as his comments about Israel and the United States split the Representatives Democrats.
“Stop attacking @IlhanMN. Stop attacking us. I’m not surprised that Republicans are fighting for human rights for black women. But if it’s Democrats, it’s very sad. We’re your colleagues. “Speak the truth. Enough anti-blackness and Islamophobia,” Bush wrote Twitter Thursday.
“Once again, disappointment from my colleagues who are quick to accuse @Ilhan of condemning the human rights abuses of the apartheid state of Israel. This statement purposefully violates his words, incites hatred against Muslims against my sister in service and is unacceptable,” Tlaib wrote. Twitter.
Democrats, including Brad Schneider of Illinois, Brad Sherman of California, Josh Gottheimer of New Jersey, Jake Auchincloss of Massachusetts and Ted Deutch of Florida, have asked Omar to “clarify his words” in a recent statement.
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“Equating the United States and Israel with Hamas and the Taliban is as aggressive as it is misguided,” the Democrat group said in a statement. “Ignoring the differences between democracies and discriminatory organizations, where laws dealing with terrorism prevail, at best, discredits the intended argument and, worst of all, reflects deep superstition.”
“The United States and Israel, like all imperfect and all democracies, are sometimes criticized, but false equivalents cover terrorist groups,” they continued. “We call on Congressman Omar to clarify what the United States and Israel have said in the same category as Hamas and the Taliban.”
Omar responded to their statement on Thursday.
“On Monday, I asked Secretary of State Anthony Blinken about the ongoing investigation by the International Criminal Court. To be honest: the conversation is not about a moral comparison between Hamas and the Taliban, the United States and Israel. it was about responsibility for specific events in the ICC case. “I have in no way equated terrorist organizations with democracies with well-developed judicial systems,” Omar said in a statement.
He doubled down on Thursday morning, accusing his critics of “Islamophobic tropes.”
“It’s a shame that colleagues who call me when they need to support me now make a statement asking for an‘ explanation ’rather than just calling,” he wrote on Twitter. “The Islamophobic tropes in this statement are insulting. Constant harassment [and] it is unbearable to be silent from those who sign this letter. “
According to Omar’s comments within the Democrats, the latest episode of the party split began during a hearing with Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on Monday. Omar Blinken was pressured by the International Criminal Court for opposing the investigation of war crimes in “Palestine and Afghanistan.”
Omar said there were war crimes for the investigation by Israeli security forces and Hamas. He also claims that the Taliban and the Afghan goverlovebylifent are responsible for war crimes. In his tweet, Omar said “there are unbelievable atrocities committed by the United States, Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan and the Taliban.”
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Omar was sharply condemned by both sides of the aisle for equating the U.S. and its longtime ally, Israel, with the Hamas terrorist organization and the Taliban.
“Ilhan Omar’s outrageous and blatantly false statements about America and Israel are nothing new,” Sherman said in an independent statement. “What’s new is that he admits Hamas is guilty of ‘unimaginable atrocities.’ It’s time for all those who flatter Israel to condemn Hamas, and for all well-meaning people, on the one hand, the U.S. and Israel, on the other, everyone between Hamas and the Taliban.” what a time to reject moral equality. “
This news was updated with Umar’s statement.
Fox News reporters Tyler Olson and Houston Keane contributed to the news.