Representative Brad Sherman, D-California, broke up in the Republic Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., On Wednesday for “outrageous and manifestly false statements”
Sherman fired his colleague for a recent tweet in which the congresswoman claimed that America and Israel had committed “unthinkable atrocities” similar to the Taliban and Hamas.
ILHAN OMAR SAYS, AMERICA, LIKE Hamas and the Taliban, has called itself “IMAGINARY ATTACKS”
Sherman, a senior Democrat who has served since 1997, set Omar on fire in a press release, responding to a second-term spokesman’s tweet, saying Omar was “worthy of attention” and admitted that Hamas was “guilty of” unthinkable atrocities. “
“It is not news that Ilhan Omar would make scandalous and obviously false statements about America and Israel,” Sherman wrote. “What’s new to note is that she admits that Hamas is guilty of” unthinkable atrocities. “
“It’s time for all Israel’s detractors to condemn Hamas,” Sherman continued. “And it’s time for all those 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’s request for comment.
Known for being part of the so-called “Squad” of new and progressive members of the House, on Monday Omar posted his controversial tweet, which directly grouped the United States and Israel with terrorist organizations, provoking Sherman’s reaction.
“We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the United States, Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan and the Taliban,” she said. “I asked [Secretary of State Antony Blinken] where people have 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, in which thousands of rockets fired indiscriminately at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.
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“We should all be grateful that the ceasefire will prevent more civilians and children from being killed,” Omar tweeted in May. “But now what? We need accountability for every war crime committed.”
“And we must stop committing crimes against humanity, while doing nothing to end the occupation,” she continued.