Rep. Brad Sherman, D-California, rev and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Wednesday to make “scandalous and clearly false statements” about United States and Israel.
Sherman blew up his colleague for a recent tweet in which the congresswoman claimed that America and Israel had committed “unimaginable atrocities” similar to the Taliban and Hamas.
ILHAN OMAR SAYS AMERICA, LIKE HAMAS AND THE TALIBAN, HAVE CONGRATULATED ‘INDEPENDENT ATROCITIES’
Sherman – a senior Democrat who has served since 1997 – fired Omar in a press release, repeating the second-term representative’s tweet, saying what is “newsworthy”
“It is not new that Ilhan Omar would make outrageous and clearly false statements about America and Israel,” Sherman wrote. “The news is that she admits Hamas is guilty of ‘unthinkable atrocities.”
“It is time for all Israel’s opponents to condemn Hamas,” Sherman continued. “And it is time for all of them with good will to reject any moral equivalence between the United States and Israel on the one hand and Hamas and the Taliban on the other.”
Omar’s office did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Omar, known for being part of the so-called “Squad” of new and progressive house members, on Monday released his controversial tweet, which directly grouped the United States and Israel with the terrorist organizations and triggered setbacks from Sherman.
“We have seen unimaginable atrocities committed by the United States, Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan and the Taliban,” the congresswoman wrote. “I asked [Secretary of State Antony Blinken] where people are supposed to go for justice. “
The former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives is no stranger to controversy.
She recently accused Israel of committing “war crimes” after days of conflict between Israel and Hamas, which saw thousands of missiles fired indiscriminately at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
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“We should all be grateful that the ceasefire prevents more civilians and children from being killed,” Omar tweeted in May. “But what now? We need responsibility for any war crime committed.”
“And we have to stop drawing crimes against humanity while doing nothing to end the occupation,” she continued.