Sanders's campaign aide apologizes for dual-loyalty remark in reference to Jews

Top Sanders aide invokes nasty anti-Semitic smear on social media — and now she's backtracking

Top Sanders aide invokes nasty anti-Semitic smear on social media — and now she's backtracking

'I'd be pretty uncomfortable supporting Rep. Omar right now, given ... her apparent inability to stop insulting Jews...'

The spokeswoman for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Ron Latz, a representative from Omar's district. Ocasio-Cortez had only a narrow victory over her Democratic opponent in her NY district's primary, and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who has faced many of her own accusations of anti-Semitism, and also deployed the "dual loyalty" smear against some of her Congressional colleagues, got into office on a fluke, when the heir apparent for the seat in Congress was forced to drop out of the race. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., because of her continuous anti-Semitic comments.

Several party leaders said they have had discussions about finding a candidate to take on Omar, just two months into her first term in Congress. Bobby Joe Champion and Minneapolis City Councilwoman Andrea Jenkins, according to The Hill.

"However, Samantha Bee was left less than impressed with their behavior, arguing that Democrats such as Pelosi are willing to use Omar to show off a progressive image but "threw her under the bus" when she tried to discuss a "truly hard topic". Bernie Sanders apologized for a Facebook post in which she suggested that American Jews have a dual loyalty to Israel.

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Minnesota's Jewish community is increasingly frustrated with the comments coming from Omar, saying they have actively reached out to the congresswoman to express their concerns.

"Our community is exasperated by Rep. Omar's unfulfilled promises to listen and learn from Jewish constituents while seemingly simultaneously finding another opportunity to make an anti-Semitic remark and insult our community", said the executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, Steve Hunegs, said in a statement. But Hunegs said Omar didn't care.

Latz, who supported Omar's rival in the 2018 Democratic primary, said the freshman Democrat should be anxious.

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