Far-left Democratic lawmakers and political groups lashed out on Thursday after a group of Jewish Democratic lawmakers slammed Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-NY) for comparing the U.S. and Israel to a terrorist organization.
“We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity,” Omar wrote on in a tweet earlier this week that also included a video of her questing Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a committee hearing. “We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban.”
A group of 12 Democratic lawmakers, including Reps. Brad Schneider (IL), Jake Auchincloss (MA), Ted Deutch (FL), Lois Frankel (FL), Josh Gottheimer (NJ), Elaine Luria (VA), Kathy Manning (NC), Jerrold Nadler (NY), Dean Phillips (MN), Kim Schrier (WA), Brad Sherman (CA), and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL) issued a statement on Wednesday night calling out Omar.
“Equating the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban is as offensive as it is