Rep. Omar Refused to Answer Why She Supports BDS When Confronted By CNN


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After speaking at an event for the Center American Progress on Tuesday, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) told Manu Raju, CNN’s senior congressional correspondent, she is not surprised with the criticism she has received for her own criticism of Israel. “It’s not surprising, it’s actually exciting; it is really important for us to get a different lens about what peace in that region can look like and the kind of difficult conversations we need to have about allies,” she said. Raju then asked she thinks Israel is an ally or an adversary. “Israel is an ally of the United States and I think as much as you would look to your neighbor, to your friends, to live out the same values as you are. We want to make sure our allies are living out the same values we push for,” she replied. Omar then walked away and did not answer asked why she supports the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel. Omar was asked about anti-semitism during the CAP event: Watch above, via CNN.

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