“It’s All About the Benjamins” from AIPAC and Sheldon Adelson
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is at it again.
On Sunday night, Omar tweeted that “It’s all about the Benjamins baby” when journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted out an article about how Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) wants to punish Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) over their anti-Semitic rhetoric.
Omar suggests Republicans only support Israel and oppose antisemitism because they are being bought by Jews.
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) February 11, 2019
“It’s All About the Benjamins” is a song from the mid-90s from Puff Daddy about having a ton of money.
Yeah, McCarthy doesn’t want to punish them over policy. It’s over anti-Semitic rhetoric that keeps coming from Omar and Tlaib. He brought up that the Republicans censured their own, Rep. Steve King, for his remarks that suggested he supported white supremacy.
Just to note regarding this tweet from Rep Omar suggesting that support for Israel is “all about the Benjamins” — GOP Leader McCarthy’s comments were focused not on policy differences but on what he sees as anti-Semitic rhetoric from Reps. Omar and Tlaib https://t.co/QgmlXVGbAO https://t.co/hbdp743iNc
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) February 11, 2019
When confronted with this, Omar tweeted this:
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 11, 2019
So…she says that The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is paying off the Republicans?! This is impossible, Congresswoman.
Fun fact: AIPAC is a 501(c)(4), not a political action committee. They engage in advocacy but do not fund campaigns. Love them or hate them, they don’t “pay” politicians even in the sense that this Congresswoman means. https://t.co/IQeAs3KeZb
— Greg Shill (@greg_shill) February 11, 2019
She also retweeted Harry Reid’s former Deputy Chief of Staff pointing to Sheldon Adelson as the culprit.
— Joel Pollak (@joelpollak) February 11, 2019
Omar has a long history of anti-Semitic and controversial tweets.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 16, 2012
They got to him, he is compromised! https://t.co/m8sB3EmElg
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 16, 2019
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) January 23, 2019
Needless to say, her tweets sparked outrage on the social media platform.
— Yashar Ali ???? (@yashar) February 11, 2019
Nice to see your true self being revealed again. Have those rascally Jews also bought off the majority of Americans, who support Israel overwhelmingly? pic.twitter.com/I2UW3n3HW9
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) February 11, 2019
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) February 11, 2019
Omar retweeted an American Jew who criticized Israel, but I guess she didn’t read the whole thing before she did that because he ended the tweet with “She might as well call us hook-nosed.”
She just unretweeted it, but screenshots are forever. pic.twitter.com/JYc22FUyG0
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) February 11, 2019
The tweet even disgusted Chelsea Clinton.
Co-signed as an American. We should expect all elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures to not traffic in anti-Semitism.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 11, 2019
Some lifelong Jewish Democrats, like Obama’s Ambassador to Israel, are waking up to the anti-Semitism growing in the Democratic Party, but it may be too late.
1. @IlhanMN's outrageous comments equating politicians' support for Israel with being bought off by American Jewish money are a vile anti-Semitic trope. They need to be condemned by all in our party.
— Dan Shapiro (@DanielBShapiro) February 11, 2019
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