Rep. Ilhan Omar was recently asked by CBS anchor Gayle King about comments that many have described as anti-Semitic.
Omar (D-Minn.) told King that her comments were not intended to be anti-Semitic.
“Oftentimes there are things that you might say that would not hold weight for you, but to someone else, right, the way we hear and consume information is very different from how the next person might be. Nothing I said was meant for that purpose,” she claimed.
King then asked her if she has regrets about her remarks.
“I do not, but I am grateful for the opportunity to really learn how my words have made people feel and take every opportunity I have to make sure people understand that I apologize for it,” Omar added.
Source: Rep. Ilhan Omar Says She Doesn’t Regret Israel Comments
In other words, another non-apology apology.
The poll — taken in May, before Speaker Pelosi’s latest run-in with AOC and the three other liberal House freshmen known as “The Squad” — included 1,003 likely general-election voters who are white and have two years or less of college education.
These are the “white, non-college voters” who embraced Donald Trump in 2016 but are needed by Democrats in swing House districts.
The group that took the poll shared the results with Axios on the condition that it not be named, because the group has to work with all parts of the party.
Ocasio-Cortez was recognized by 74% of voters in the poll; 22% had a favorable view.
Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota — another member of The Squad — was recognized by 53% of the voters; 9% (not a typo) had a favorable view.
Socialism was viewed favorably by 18% of the voters and unfavorably by 69%.
Capitalism was 56% favorable; 32% unfavorable.
“Socialism is toxic to these voters,” said the top Democrat.
Source: Poll: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defining Democrats among crucial 2020 swing voters – Axios
Rep. Ilhan Omar confessed to falsifying a story she shared in front of about 400 students at Richfield High School in Minneapolis.
The anecdote was from Omar’s days of working for a Minneapolis city councilman five years ago.
She described a “sweet, old … African American lady” who got arrested for stealing a $2 loaf of bread to feed her starving 5-year-old granddaughter and spent the weekend in jail.
Omar said she attended the courtroom when the woman was brought in, and yelled, “Bulls—!” when the woman was fined $80 she couldn’t pay.
After the congresswoman’s speech, for which she was 30 minutes late and cost the students their lunch period, the Washington Post investigated the claim.
“I’m not sure. … The details might not have all matched, but that’s what I remember,” the Minnesota Democrat said in an interview. “She might have had a prior [arrest].”
City officials debunked the arrest, saying law enforcement isn’t allowed to arrest shoplifters unless it’s violent or there’s likely further crime.
Source: Ilhan Omar confessed to embellishing a story she told to 400 high school students