Top Dem on Rep. IIhan Omar: ‘She’s an Incredible Young Lady’ – NTK Network Top Dem on Rep. IIhan Omar: ‘She’s an Incredible Young Lady’

Top Dem on Rep. IIhan Omar: ‘She’s an Incredible Young Lady’

"I like her a whole lot," he said about Omar, who was widely criticized for anti-Semitic remarks she tweeted earlier this week.

By NTK Staff | 02.14.2019 @11:42am

House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) called embattled Rep. IIhan Omar (D-MN) “an incredible young lady who has a tremendous future in politics” during an interview with CNN on Thursday.

CNN’s Erica Hill asked Clyburn whether he had spoken to Omar, who recently found herself in hot water for once again for spewing anti-Semitic rhetoric.

“Yes, I did. I’ve had a very long talk with her. I like her a whole lot. I think she was very sincere in her apology. And I wish we would just go on and stop beating up on people when they make a mistake. All of us have misspoken at one time or another,” Clyburn said. “All of us have to learn the processes up here. I think she’s an incredible young lady who has a tremendous future in politics. And I’m going to be as supportive as I possibly can of her. And I wish we would just go on and put this behind us.”

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