Sanders spokeswoman apologizes for alleged anti-Semitic remark

Elias Hubbard
March 14, 2019

However, "While she has created a significant amount of controversy for herself and said things that have offended many Americans, I'm not sure that one could make the case that she is in trouble yet", said Mike Erlandson, the former chair of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and the former chief of staff to ex-congressman Martin Sabo, a Democrat who challenged Omar's predecessor in 2006. "There's definitely talk about people wanting someone to run against her", said state Sen. Ron Latz, whose district overlaps Omar's federal constituency, told The Hill. Bernie Sanders (VT) apologized and deleted a Facebook post about American Jews' "dual allegiance" after Politico contacted her about the comment, which has been criticized as anti-Semitic. "But his comments make me believe other wise as he has been very blunt on where he stands".

In particular, Jewish lawmakers want Omar to face consequences for her anti-Semitic language.

In a Facebook post discussing Sanders' support for Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who has been criticized by Democrats and Republicans alike in recent weeks over similar remarks interpreted as anti-Semitic, Sisa questioned whether the USA government and American Jews have "a dual allegiance to the state of Israel?"

Omar, like her fellow freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is in a good place to handle a challenger, though. She's also in a district that heavily matches her demographic.

It's typcally hard to replace an incumbent politician, even one as arguably polarizing as Omar, who in her first two months as a congresswoman has sparked contentious debates both as a country and within the party. "It's ridiculous. ... She's wrong", said Jewish Flordia Democrat Rep. Lois Frankel. A similar scenario may not happen twice in a row.

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