Pure, raw Anti-Semitism.
Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) started a firestorm by saying on Twitter that AIPAC pays lawmakers to support Israel. Both Democrats and Republicans have offered sharp rebukes, accusing the Minnesota Democrat of insinuating that Jews use money to get what they want.
On Monday Ilhan said “I unequivocally apologize” after speaking to “Jewish allies.”
She continued, “I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics, whether it be AIPAC, the NRA or the fossil fuel industry. It’s gone on too long and we must be willing to address it.
Listening and learning, but standing strong 💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/7TSroSf8h1
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 11, 2019
But while Ilhan Omar continued to attack Jewish money in politics and the AIPAC orgnization she took $60,000 from PACs including CAIR, a Hamas-linked jihadist organization.
Per FEC @IlhanMN received ~$60,000 from PACs, incl 1000s of $ in 2018 from Council on American Islamic Relations, a Hamas-linked jihadist org & un-indicted co-conspirator in the 2009 Holy Land Foundation terrorism-financing trial https://t.co/z8v000B0Po
— Andrew Bostom, MD, MS (@andrewbostom) February 13, 2019
Via Sara Carter:
According to the records of the Federal Election Commission, last summer Omar received nearly $60,000 from PACs.
One PAC from which Omar received thousands of dollars in 2018 is the Council on American Islamic Relations. CAIR was named as an un-indicted co-conspirator in the 2009 Holy Land Foundation trial, the largest terrorism-financing trial in American history.
And CAIR not only has a PAC, it is a lobbying organization. On Jan.10, CAIR hosted the Community Congressional Reception at which Omar spoke.
In all, Omar received tens of thousands of dollars from lobbying groups. None of her money came from AIPAC or the NRA or the fossil fuel industry; That must be a coincidence.