Rep. Omar Apologizes for Tweets on AIPAC’s Influence

Minnesota Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar said she had no intention offending anyone, including Jewish Americans.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar “unequivocally” apologized Monday for tweets suggesting that members of Congress support Israel because they are being paid to do so, which drew bipartisan criticism and a rebuke from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The Minnesota Democrat said she had no intention offending anyone, including Jewish Americans. “We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when…

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