Rep. Ilhan Omar is facing waves of backlash over her recent tweets, but why is everyone silent about these? Mark Thompson, Ben Mankiewicz, and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. More TYT: https://go.tyt.com/uMmjVKY8mpw
"Freshman Rep. Max Rose (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that his colleague Rep. Ilhan Omar's (D-Minn.) tweet suggesting that a pro-Israel lobbying group was buying off lawmakers was 'deeply hurtful to Jews,' including himself.
'When someone uses hateful and offensive tropes and words against people of any faith, I will not be silent,' Rose wrote on Twitter. 'Congresswoman Omar's statements are deeply hurtful to Jews, including myself. Implying that Americans support Israel because of money alone is offensive enough. But go a step further, and retweet someone declaring their pain at her sentiment is truly unacceptable.'
'At a time when anti-Semitic attacks are on the rise, our leaders should not be invoking hurtful stereotypes and caricatures of Jewish people to dismiss those who support Israel. In the Democratic Party - and in the United States of America - we celebrate the diversity of our people, and the Gods we pray to, as a strength. The Congresswoman's statements do not live up to that cherished ideal.'"