Democratic Leaders Sharply Critical of Freshman Lawmaker’s Israel Comments

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A Minnesota congresswoman apologized Monday for using language that was criticized as anti-Semitic after both Democratic and Republican leaders condemned her suggestion that lawmakers’ support for Israel was driven by money from a pro-Israel group.

“Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes,” freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) said on Twitter.

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