"The Jewish people in America have been great supporters of the Democratic Party," LePage told WGAN-AM. "In fact, that's where their money comes from for the most part. "
Omar was initially lambasted for suggesting that Jewish Americans supporting Israel had bought the political loyalty of politicians – seemingly the same belief LePage was espousing as he excoriated her. also suggested that Jewish people would donate less money to the Democrats as a result of Omar's language, which has provoked
bipartisan repudiation and a House resolution condemning a hateful speech
"I think what they might do, fundraising "
Reaction to Omar's statements also included a weekend segment on Fox News by guest Jeanine Pirro that many viewers considered Islamaphobic, and which
network denounced . er show, "Justice," Pirro suggested that Omar supports Sharia law in defiance of the U.S. Constitution because she wears a hijab
"She's not getting this anti-Israel sentiment doctrine from the Democrat Party. So if it's not in the party, where is she getting it from? "Pirro said. "Think about it. Omar wears a hijab, which according to Quran 33:59 tells women to cover so they will not get misted. "
Pirro added:" Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution? "
" We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro's comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar, "Fox News said in a statement Sunday." They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the issue with her directly. "
Omar on Monday
expressed gratitude to the network for its response to Pirro, : "Thank you, @FoxNews. " tweeting
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