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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) became the latest of several lawmakers to take an apparent swipe at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) in a speech at a pro-Israel conference Monday, according to Fox News.
In his speech at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) annual conference, Schumer drew a parallel between Omar’s remarks in February that she wanted “to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country” and President Trump’s remarks following a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Va., in August 2017.
The article goes on to state the following:
“When someone says that being Jewish and supporting Israel means you’re not loyal to America, we must call it out. When someone looks at a neo-Nazi rally and sees some ‘very fine people’ among its company, we must call it out,” Schumer said in his address.
Schumer also alluded to an earlier controversy involving Omar, who said in a now-deleted tweet that politicians’ support of AIPAC was “all about the Benjamins.”
“When someone suggests that money drives support for Israel, we must call it out,” Schumer said. “You can be a Jew and care about Israel and it doesn’t make you any less of an American. You can be a Jew and lobby for Israel and it doesn’t make you any less of an American.”
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