Rep. Ilhan Omar deletes the controversial tweets that drew charges of anti-Semitism | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Rep. Ilhan Omar deletes the controversial tweets that drew charges of anti-Semitism

Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar seems to have deleted the tweets that drew accusations of anti-Semitism from both Republican and Democratic colleagues two weeks ago.

The Minnesota Democrat, along with her appointment to the Foreign Affairs Committee, drew the ire of House Republican leaders because of a 2012 tweet (that was also deleted), in which she accused Israel of having "hypnotized the world." She then sparked more outrage with tweets criticizing the influence of pro-Israel lobbying groups.

On Feb. 10, journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted a link to an article in which House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., threatened to take "action" against Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., for the two new Muslim members of Congress' criticisms of Israel. Greenwald said it was "stunning" how much American politicians defend Israel.

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