Trump Calls Rep. Omar Apology About Israel Remark “Lame”

The Associated Press’s Laurie Kellman reports, “Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar has apologized for tweets suggesting that members of Congress support Israel because they are being paid to do so. But President Donald Trump on Tuesday called her apology ‘lame’ and said she should resign from Congress or at least not be allowed to serve on committees.” The Minnesota Democrat, who is one of the first Muslim woman to serve in Congress, has also received criticism from her own party. Kellman adds, “Omar’s statement on Monday was the latest reckoning among Democrats of intense differences in their ranks over the U.S.-Israeli relationship, highlighted by criticism from Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan.”

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