Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter on Monday night to once again defend Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar over the comments she keeps making about Israel — which have been deemed anti-Semitic by many, including fellow Democrats.
Omar, 37, has been catching a lot of flak recently for suggesting that US politicians are being forced to “pledge allegiance” to Jewish leaders, wrote on Twitter “I should not be expected to have allegiance/pledge support to a foreign country in order to serve my country in Congress or serve on committee.”
California Rep. Juan Vargas responded to Omar, tweeting, “Questioning support for the U.S.-Israel relationship is unacceptable. Israel has and remains a stalwart ally of the United States because of our countries’ shared interests and values. I condemn her remarks and believe she should apologize for her offensive comments.”
Responding to the tweet from Vargas, Ocasio-Cortez shot back: “I‘m curious if Rep. Vargas will further explain his stance here that it’s unacceptable to even *question* US foreign policy.”
“Plenty of Dem members have asserted that discussion + debate on this issue is fair and merited,” Ocasio-Cortez added. “Is this stance a departure from that?”
“I remember a time when it was ‘unacceptable’ to question the Iraq War. All of Congress was wrong, including both GOP & Dem Party, and led my generation into a disastrous + wrong war that virtually all would come to regret, except for the one member who stood up: Barbara Lee.”
Read more at NY POST.