Rep. Ilhan OmarD-Minn., collapsed Friday in a tantrum aimed at President Biden and the Democratic leadership over their support for Israel in its war with Hamas.
Her angry comments came during a press conference outside the US Capitol along with several other members of the left-wing extremist “Squad” calls for a ceasefire in the war.
“How is it that we have a president who talks about releasing hostages, who talks about getting American citizens out of Israel, but can’t bring himself to say: I want the hundreds, thousands of Americans who are stuck, rescue and work to save them” in Gaza. What’s wrong with you?” Omar said after claiming that Israel had dropped more bombs on Gaza in the last 10 days than the US had dropped in Afghanistan in an entire year.
“How is that possible? Wait a minute [are] the lives of certain Americans [more] more important than another? Is the American who lives in Gaza less important than the one who lives in Israel? “How is it that you tell American citizens to go to the south of Gaza, but you can’t tell Netanyahu not to bomb the south because there are Americans there?” she said.
Omar claimed it was “painful and scary” to work with other Democrats who she said blamed all Muslims for the violence. It was unclear who she was referring to, but the progressive MP. Ritchie TorresDN.Y., last week targeted members of the “force” over what he said was a “reprehensible and repugnant” response to the October 7 Hamas attack.
“And not a single condemnation comes from our caucus leadership or any member of Congress,” she said. “How is it – how is it that we serve in a body, a body in which there are members who condemn us for asking for peace, a ceasefire, the simplest thing?”
Fox News Digital has reached out to White House and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., for comment.
Before her appearance at the press conference Omar was harassed from Fox Business reporter Hillary Vaughn about her support for a ceasefire against terrorists who aim to wipe out the existence of Jews.
Omar ignored the questions before saying, “Ignore that crazy woman, don’t worry about her,” as she got into the elevator.
On Thursday, Omar was forced to retract comments He blamed Israel for the Gaza hospital explosion, which U.S. intelligence determined was not due to a projectile fired by Israeli forces. However, she failed to apologize.
Original source of the article: WATCH: Ilhan Omar breaks down in tantrum aimed at Biden and Democratic leadership over their support for Israel