Bernie Sanders aide apologizes for suggesting Jews have dual loyalty

Belén Sisa a campaign aide for Bernie Sanders's 2020 presidential campaign. Credit Screenshot

Belén Sisa a campaign aide for Bernie Sanders's 2020 presidential campaign. Credit Screenshot

According to the Hill, local party officials who were offended by Omar's comments are looking for someone to take on Omar in the next Democratic primaries, but have yet to find a candidate to fill her shoes. She suggested pro-Israel lawmakers have dual loyalties and that they pledged their "allegiance to a foreign country". "Issues of allegiance and loyalty to one's country come with painful history", Sisa told Politico.

Omar's most recent remark that received backlash - accusing members of Congress of having a "dual loyalty" with the United States and Israel - was also referenced in the document. Bernie Sanders's (I-Vt.) 2020 presidential campaign has apologized for asking whether the "American-Jewish community has a dual allegiance to the State of Israel", a remark that reflects a longtime anti-Semitic trope.

After a series of controversial statements and gaffes from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), some Democrats are already plotting and planning in order to get rid of her and limit the damage she's doing to their party. The House eventually passed a resolution last week, with only a few Republican dissenting, condemning "hateful expressions of intolerance" against Jews, Muslims and other minorities.

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"When I talk about places like Saudi Arabia or Israel or even now with Venezuela, I'm not criticizing the people", Omar said in a recent appearance on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah."

"For weeks now, congresswoman Ilhan Omar has been under fire for comments that some said were anti-Semitic", Bee began. The segment devolved into a series of whataboutisms as Bee attempted to paint Trump - whose own daughter and grandchildren are Jewish, and who moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem - as anti-Semitic for comments he made while speaking at the Republican Jewish Coalition in 2015.

Spokesman for the National Conference on Jewish Affairs (NCJA) Rabbi Aryeh Spero organized a "sit-in" protest at the office of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Thursday, calling for the censure of Omar and blasting Pelosi for her reluctance to do so.

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