Samantha Bee Says Democrats Threw Ilhan Omar 'Under The Bus'


"In a conversation on Facebook, I used some language that I see now was insensitive", Belén Sisa, Sanders' incoming deputy press secretary for Latino outreach, said in a statement.

Reps. Greg Steube, Jim Sensenbrenner, Jeff Duncan and Louie Gohmert brought the resolution forward to condemn many of Omar's previous comments about Israel that have gained negative attention as well as how Democratic leadership handled her most recent remarks.

Sisa deleted the comment after she was first approached by a Politico reporter, according to that outlet.

The spokeswoman for Democratic presidential candidate Sen.

"There's definitely some buzz going around about it, but it's more a buzz of "is anyone talking about finding someone to run against her" than it is anyone saying they're going to run against her or contemplate it", said state Sen.

Another person on her Facebook thread asked, "Do you think Bernie Sanders has dual loyalty?" "I'm asking not to rule out the history of this issue, but in the context in which this was said by Ilhan".

U.S. Rep Ilhan Omar (D-MN) speaks to media ... "Omar's thinking, her conduct, and her blithe willingness to inject anti-Semitic tropes into the legislative process make her unfit to hold such a strategic position". Omar gained the ire of those on the right for, among other things, criticizing the influence a pro-Israel lobby has over foreign policy.

Anti-Semitism has been an issue for Democrats in the new Congress because of the statements and actions Muslim Reps. Republicans have pushed to have her removed from the Foreign Affairs Committee, but Engel has not asked Democratic leadership to take that step.

"Anti-Semitism is a hateful and risky ideology which must be vigorously opposed in the United States and around the world".

"Support is really strong for Congresswoman Omar", Jenkins said, " but certainly there is some acrimony.

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.