Trumps Calls For Ilhan Omar Resignation
US., President Donald Trump has called for the resignation of US-Somali Congresswoman, Ilhan Omar following her anti-Semitic tweets.
Omar faced widespread criticism, even from fellow Democrats after insinuating that US lawmakers only support Israel because of lobby money preferably from American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Many felt her tweet was anti-semitic.
She eventually apologized, but that didn’t stop Donald Trump from asking for her resignation from the House Foreign Affairs Committee
“I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee,” Trump said.
Omar later released a statement apologizing.
“Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes,” Ms Omar said.
Omar is the first American-Somali to be elected into the US Congress.