Rep. Ilhan Omar Ilhan OmarOmar controversy surrounding AIPAC conference Raskin embraces role as constitutional scholar Hoyer says AIPAC's remarks have been "misinterpreted" [D-Minn.] Dismissed on Tuesday against spokesperson Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) over denouncing the worldwide boycott and sanction movement against Israel during an appearance before the annual AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) conference.
In a speech to the Tuesday morning conference, Pelosi said, "We must also be vigilant against bigots, dangerous ideologies that masquerade as politics, and this includes BDS," referring to the boycott, divestment and sanctioning movement ,
Omar and Fel low freshman Rep. Rashida Tib Rashida Harbi TlaibTlaib asks colleagues for support of impeachment Omar controversy over AIPAC conference Hoyer says AIPAC remarks have been "misinterpreted" MORE  (D-Mich.) BDS movement that wants to pressure Israel over its policy towards Palestinians. The rookie lawmakers are the first two Muslim women working in Congress.
"A condemnation for people wishing to exercise their First Amendment rights is not under any leader, and I hope we find a better use of the language when trying to speak as a member of the congress that is protecting the Constitution Omar said after a meeting of the House Democratic Caucus Tuesday in a corridor of the Capitol.
But Omar did not answer and went on with a counselor when a reporter asked if she thought Pelosis utterances against her or Tlaib
Omar also beat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday, who rejected her tweet and said it was all about the Benjamins baby because US lawmakers are defending Israel.
"About this Benjamin: It can not be done to the Benjamins! "said Netanyahu.
" This from a man who was bribed for bribery and other crimes in three different public corruption matters is complained, "Omar tweeted on Tuesday. "Next!"
In recent weeks, Omar has had several firestorms because he has criticized Israel for having condemned many legislators of both parties as anti-Semitic.
In January, Omar apologized for a 2012 Tweet in the Gaza War saying "Israel hypnotized the world". And last month, she also apologized after suggesting that the US legislators defending Israel are motivated by money while referring to AIPAC.
Late last month, in a Progressive Washington forum, Omar described the pro-Israel lobby as a "political influence" country that says it's OK for people to lobby for loyalty to a foreign country.
Parliament then passed a resolution condemning hate, including anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, in response to Omar's remarks that the Jewish Democrats had voted in favor of a first version of the resolution, which focused solely on condemning anti-Semitism In their speech to AIPAC on Tuesday, Pelosi referred to Omar's latest controversy, which states, "The entire House came together to celebrate the Semitic myth of double loyalty and all forms of bigotry.
" In our democratic societies, we should welcome a legitimate debate on how best to honor our values and promote our priorities, without questioning loyalty or patriotism, "Pelosi said.  "I just state that anti-Semitism must be anti-American," Pelosi added. "There is no place in our country."
Given the pressure of liberal groups, Democratic presidential candidates are skipping this year's AIPAC conference. However, several Democratic leaders, including Pelosi, the house's majority leader, speak at the AIPAC conference Steny Hoyer Steny Hamilton HoyerOmar controversy over AIPAC conference Raskin's role as constitutional scientist Hoyer believes that AIPAC statements have been misunderstood ] (D-Md.) And Senate Minority Leaders Charles Schumer Charles (Chuck) Ellis Schumer4 in 5 Americans Says They Support Net Neutrality: Survey GOP Senator: Trump's Critique of McCain & # 39; deplorable & # 39; Schumer to introduce the nomination of bills Senate bureau building after McCain in the midst of Trump rebellion MORE (DN.Y.).
Hoyer also rejected the idea of double loyalty in his address to AIPAC on Sunday, without explicitly mentioning Omar.
"I stand proudly and unapologetically with Israel. So when American supporters of Israel are charged with double loyalty, I say, "Prosecute me," said Hoyer.
Like Pelosi, Hoyer approved a resolution from the Chairman of Parliament's Judiciary Committee Jerrold Nadler Jerrold (Jerry). Lewis NadlerREAD: Barr's letter to the congress summarizing Mueller's findings. 18 Attorney Generals are calling on the Justice Department to release the Mueller Report. Fox's Chris Wallace challenges Nadler to see whether or not charges are "criminal collusion." MORE (DN.Y.) And Rep Brad Schneider Bradley (Brad) Scott SchneiderHoyer defends Israel in a veiled shot at Omar. House Dems unveil measures to reject anti-Israeli boycotts Ten Dem-MEPs of Ten MORE (D-Ill.) Included in the Ways and Means Committee rejects BDS and reaffirms support for a two-state solution the Middle East conflict.
"Together we will defeat BDS because it is essentially un-American," said Hoyer.