Antisemitism, GOP Demands, and the President

Representative Ilan Omar has apologized. When she said that Republicans are attracted to the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) because of the Benjamins, she did engage in an old antisemitic trope. However, criticism of AIPAC is not necessarily antisemitic. And she has apologized saying she was not aware that this was what it was.

However, this is important. The Republicans are now using this to political advantage. The president has called for her to quit Congress or at the very least the Foreign Affairs Committee. This is coming from a…