Despite supposedly learning her lesson – it seems the freshman congresswomen, and member of the far-left “squad” – Rep. Ilhan Omar, just can’t quit it with the anti-Sematic remarks.
New accusations of anti-Semitism have been swirling around Omar since this past weekend.
A Saturday tweet by the controversial Minnesota congresswoman — referencing possible presidential contender Michael Bloomberg and philanthropist Leon G. Cooperman — has left critics crying “dog-whistle.” The questionable tweet came in response to a CNBC article revealing that Cooperman would be supporting Bloomberg’s apparent bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination.
“I wonder why,” Omar tweeted, adding a suspicious “hmmm” emoji. Her implication is that it is only because Bloomberg and Cooperman are both billionaires — and both Jewish. The message came just hours before Omar was to address the Council of American Islamic Relations in Washington, DC, for their annual gala.
That’s the same host organization she spoke in front of back in March when she touched off a firestorm by describing the 9/11 attacks as “some people did something.”
Omar immediately took flak online after the Bloomberg tweet, with a broad array of critics saying the tweet was veiled anti-Semitism and a wink to followers — some of whom made it known in the comments section that they got the message.
It’s far from the first time Omar has faced the wrath for tweets over Jewish/Israel issues. In an infamous 2012 post she claimed that “Israel has hypnotized the world,” during the height of a conflict with Gaza. In March, Former Ku Klux Klan boss David Duke had called her “the most important member of the U.S. Congress.”
When contacted by the New York Post asking that the Omar explain what she meant by her tweet, a representative for Omar’s office, Jeremy Slevin, said, “Much like the far-right demagogue who owns [your] tabloid, they’re both billionaires.”