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Minnesota Dems Looking for Primary Challenger to Ilhan Omar

15 March 2019

She wrote in the thread, according to Politico: "This is a serious question: do you not think that the American government and American Jewish community has a dual allegiance to the state of Israel? Issues of allegiance and loyalty to one's country come with painful history", Sisa told Politico. "Ilhan Omar went from being a Somalian refugee to a fearless Congresswoman on the hill, and has demonstrated that she is willing to learn", she continued.

Since being sworn in in January, Omar has accused some of her fellow lawmakers of dual loyalty, or "allegiance to a foreign country", due to their support for Israel.

In a Facebook post discussing Sanders' support for Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who has been criticized by Democrats and Republicans alike in recent weeks over similar remarks interpreted as anti-Semitic, Sisa questioned whether the USA government and American Jews have "a dual allegiance to the state of Israel?"

"Some Minnesota Democrats, aghast at controversial comments made by Rep".

"I welcome debate in Congress based on the merits of policy, but it's unacceptable and deeply offensive to call into question the loyalty of fellow American citizens due to their political views, including support for the US-Israel relationship", Engel said in the statement.

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Last week, the House of Representatives passed an anti-hate resolution sparked in large part by Omar's recent suggestions that Israel supporters want USA lawmakers to pledge "allegiance" to the Jewish state - which was widely condemned as echoing the age-old "dual loyalties" smear against Jewish politicians.

Bee also pointed out that Omar is just one of a group of freshman representatives that are not satisfied with the status quo and have brought to the forefront a number of hard and long-overdue conversations, including that of Israel and Palestine, and she encouraged Democrats to take control of that conversation.

Omar, over the course of a few weeks of being confronted over several statements, has apologized and defended herself.

Omar has provoked accusations of anti-Semitism against her with her chiding of Israel, suggesting at one point that it had "hypnotized the world" and prayed that Allah would "awaken" it.

Sanders, who is Jewish, defended Omar in a statement last week.

Minnesota Dems Looking for Primary Challenger to Ilhan Omar