CNN reporter Manu Raju approached Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Tuesday and asked her two questions that seemed to get under her skin.
The first question was if she “considered Israel an ally of the United States”.
OMAR: “Israel is an ally of the United States and I think as much as you would look to your neighbor, to your friends, to live out the same values as you are, we want to make sure that our allies are living out the same values that we push for here.”
The second question was “Why do you support BDS?”
Instead of answering, Omar simply ran away.
In a 2012 tweet, Omar accused Israel of “evil doings” and said that Israel had “hypnotized the world.” Defending that tweet this past year, she said on the same platform that calling attention to the “Israeli Apartheid regime” was not anti-Semitic.
Just last month, she defended the tweets, saying: “I don’t know how my comments would be offensive to Jewish Americans”
Drawing attention to the apartheid Israeli regime is far from hating Jews. You are a hateful sad man, I pray to Allah you get the help you need and find happiness. https://t.co/SvEXjlxlEN
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 31, 2018
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