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Ilhan Omar's AIPAC tweet sparks condemnation, including from Chelsea Clinton

Ilhan Omar's AIPAC tweet sparks condemnation, including from Chelsea Clinton

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., sparked backlash Sunday evening -- from prominent Republicans and former first daughter Chelsea Clinton, among others -- after she accused a prominent lobbying group of paying members of Congress to support Israel.

Omar, the first Somali-American woman elected to Congress, responded to a post by journalist Glenn Greenwald criticizing House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., for threatening to take action against Omar and another freshman lawmaker, Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., over allegedly anti-Semitic remarks.

Greenwald accused McCarthy of targeting Omar and Tlaib for their numerous criticisms of Israel, to which Omar chimed in "It's all about the Benjamins, baby," quoting a 1997 rap song by Puff Daddy.

In response, Omar tweeted "AIPAC!"

Chelsea Clinton tweeted: "We should expect all elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures to not traffic in anti-Semitism."

Source: www.foxnews.com
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