In a rare joint statement, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other members of the Democratic House of Representatives criticized recent remarks by Democrat Ilhan Omar, who’s allegedly calling the United States and the Zionist regime “criminals”.
“The US-Israeli misrepresentation of groups involved in terrorism, such as the Taliban, is fueling prejudice and undermining progress towards a future of peace and security for all,” the Independent quoted the Independent as saying. “
The statement was also signed by Stanley Hoyer, the leader of the Democratic majority in the US House of Representatives, and several others. has constructed. The statement also said that Ilhan Omar would accept his withdrawal.
Omar, the first Muslim woman to be elected to the US Congress, first made the controversial statement last Monday and tweeted a video questioning US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.
“We must have the same level of justice and accountability for all victims of crimes against humanity,” he wrote.
“I asked Blinken where people are going to go for justice,” he tweeted, noting that he had witnessed unimaginable crimes by the United States, Israel, Afghanistan and the Taliban.
In the video, he asked why the US government opposes the International Criminal Court’s investigation into war crimes.
Ilhan Omar was met with a sharp response, including from members of his own party, as he tweeted that the United States had brought the United States and Israel together with militant groups such as the Taliban. Twelve Democrats in the US House of Representatives, some of whom are Jewish, signed a statement calling the client “insulting” and “misguided” and calling for transparency.
The Republican Party also demanded the expulsion of Ilhan Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Omar first reacted again to the Democrats’ criticism, saying it was “shameful” that his colleagues, who were seeking his support, were now issuing public statements against him.
He stressed that “the Islamophobic statements made in this statement are insulting” and accused the signatories of “harassing and silencing people”.
He said citing open cases by Israel, the United States and the Taliban in the International Criminal Court was not a comparison or an act of “deep prejudice”.
However, Omar issued another statement on Thursday, this time “clarifying” his remarks.
He said he had “no intention” of equating “democracies with established judicial systems with terrorist organizations”.
Nancy Pelosi “welcomed” her transparency.