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Warren Won’t Condemn Omar’s Anti-Semitic Comments

Warren was quick to classify Omar's comments as part of a "robust discussion" on policy rather than anti-Semitic tropes.

By NTK Staff | 03.13.2019 @11:31am

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) wouldn’t condemn Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) most recent anti-Semitic comments during an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday.

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski asked Warren what was wrong, if anything, with Omar’s recent suggestion that pro-Israel groups were pushing members of Congress to have “allegiance to a foreign country.”

Since being elected to Congress, Omar has made a series of anti-Semitic comments, which have drawn condemnation from both sides of the political aisle.

“The way I see it is that we are a great deliberative body in Congress. And it is important for us to be able to debate issues, to do so respectfully. Any anti-Semitism or Islamophobia should be called out and condemned,” Warren said.

Brzezinski interjected, asking Warren if what Omar she said were actually stereotypes and tropes rather than policy differences.

“Well, when she’s doing that, then — then that’s a problem. But here’s the part I really want to make strongly: we’ve got to be a place that can have robust discussion. Not anti-Semitism, not Islamophobia, but robust discussion. And that’s what we need to have,” Warren said.

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