Although Trump called off the drone strike that had been previously issued in retaliation for Iran shooting down one of America’s own drone, tensions remain in U.S-Iran relations.
Politicians are taking sides, and you won’t be surprised to hear that controversial Democrat Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar seems to have taken Iran’s side.
Take a look at these tweet she posted Thursday on Twitter:
In a related story, Fox News has more to say about Omar's controversial views on what's happening with Iran:
Embattled congressional freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., is facing backlash after comparing Israel to Iran and said she “almost chuckle[s]” when the Jewish state is described as a democracy.
The Democrat, who’s already been criticized both for her loose language and support of American adversaries such as Venezuela, made her controversial remarks during a Yahoo! News interview published on Tuesday.
When asked about how the U.S. can facilitate peace between Israelis and Palestinians, Omar went to criticize the U.S. for not having “an equal approach” in dealing with both sides.
“Most of the things that have been aggravating to me is that we have had a policy that makes one superior to the other. And we mask it with a conversation about justice and a two-state solution. When you have policies that clearly prioritize one over the other,” she said.
Omar, who sits on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and is the first Somali-American to be elected to the House, was then asked to explain in more detail what she meant, prompting her to criticize America’s closest ally in the Middle East.
“I mean just our relationship with the Israeli government and the Israeli state. And so when I see Israel institute laws that recognize it as a Jewish state and does not recognize the other religions that are living in it,” she said.
“And we still uphold it as a democracy in the Middle East I almost chuckle because I know that if we see that any other society we would criticize it, call it out,” the lawmaker continued. “We do that to Iran, we do that to any other place that sort of upholds its religion. And I see that now happening with Saudi Arabia and so I am aggravated, truly, in those contradictions.”
Omar's views seem to echo in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as well, as the Hill noted:
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