Even Democrats are taking issue with the schemes Ilhan Omar is pushing.
Her ideas have potentially deadly consequences.
And Ilhan Omar panicked when she heard three words that could damage her significantly.
Rep. Ritchie Torres, a progressive Democrat congressman whom often sides with Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), blasted her on Monday for voicing political positions that “would have led to even more dead Israelis and more dead Palestinians.”
Torres was referencing a question Omar had asked him on Friday because of his support for Israel.
“How many more killings is enough for you?” Omar had asked during a press conference.
“Is it 1,000 more, 2,000 more, 3,000? How many more Palestinians would make you happy if they died?”
“Would you be fine if all of the people of Gaza were gone? Would that make you happy? Would that be the thing that makes you proud? And maybe that’s the question you should ask Ritchie: How many more Palestinian lives is he comfortable with?” questioned Omar.
“I obviously resent those comments. You know, every casualty is a tragedy. Every war is a humanitarian crisis,” Torres told CNN’s Dana Bash.
“But we have to keep in mind the causes of the war. Israel did not start the war. The war was imposed upon Israel by the barbaric terrorism of Hamas, which butchered 1,400 Israelis, including babies,” he said.
Torres highlighted Omar’s history of voting against funding Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.
“Were it not for Iron Dome interceptions, there would be far more dead Israelis, far more, by orders of magnitude,” he said.
Torres also responded on Instagram.
“Congress Member Ilhan Omar falsely accused me of being ‘happy’ about the death of Palestinians. It is the most vicious lie that one can tell about a colleague,” he wrote in a Monday post.
“Congress Member Omar voted against Iron Dome, which (a) protects Israeli Jews and Arabs from thousands of rockets and (b) deescalates the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saving both Israeli and Palestinian lives,” he told followers.
“Given Congress Member Omar’s opposition to Iron Dome, one must ask: how many Israeli Jews, Israeli Arabs, and Palestinians must die from endless rocket fire and escalated conflict before she summons the moral decency to support Iron Dome?”
He concluded, “Without Iron Dome, the deadliest day for Jews since the Holocaust would have been deadlier.”
Omar’s criticism of Israel has created conflict between her and other Democrats in the past.
In 2019, she was forced to apologize for implying money was the reason behind support for Israel.
And in 2021, Omar tweeted that, “we have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the US, Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban”.
“We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity,” she wrote.
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