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Donald Trump calls on freshman Democrat Ilhan Omar to 'resign from Congress' over Israel comments

Donald Trump calls on freshman Democrat Ilhan Omar to 'resign from Congress' over Israel comments

President Donald Trump has called on freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar to resign over her controversial Israel comments.

Omar apologized Monday for comments in which she implied that a prominent pro-Israel lobby compensated lawmakers for their support of the Jewish state, but insisted on what she called "the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics."

Rep. Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said it was "shocking to hear a Member of Congress invoke the anti-Semitic trope of 'Jewish money.'"

Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., called the comments "deeply disappointing and disturbing."

However, the apology is not enough for some lawmakers, with Lee Zeldin, a Jewish Republican from New York, describing it as a ‘sorry not sorry’ apology.

Source: www.foxnews.com
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