Ilhan Omar retweets post slamming Meghan McCain for ‘faux outrage‘ over anti-Semitism

By – The Washington Times – Friday, March 8, 2019

retweeted a post that slammed late and his daughter, Meghan McCain, after “The View” co-host tearfully condemned the congresswoman’s anti-Israel comments that many deemed anti-Semitic.

through tears on Thursday’s show, accused of “dog-whistle” anti-Semitism.

“It is very dangerous, very dangerous,” said. “I think we all collectively as Americans on both sides, what is saying is very scary to me. It’s very scary to a lot of people and I don’t think you have to be Jewish to recognize that.”

responded by retweeting a by Medhi Hasan, an Intercept columnist and Al Jazeera host, who told Ms. McCain to save her “faux outrage.”

“Meghan’s late father literally sang ‘bomb bomb bomb Iran’ and insisted on referring to his Vietnamese captors as ‘gooks’,” Mr. Hasan tweeted. “He also, lest we forget, gave the world Sarah Palin. So a little less faux outrage over a former-refugee-turned-freshman-representative pls.”

’s retweet came just hours after the House voted in favor of an anti-hate resolution put forth by Democrats that was initially inspired by the congresswoman’s comments slamming Israel-supporting lawmakers as showing “allegiance to a foreign country.”

fired back at for retweeting “trash.”

“ retweeting trash like this is beneath a sitting member of Congress, as is her blatantly anti-Semitic rhetoric,” . “The Democratic Party looking the other way only helps Trump’s re-election efforts in 2020.”

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