Pelosi Dismisses GOP Criticism Of Omar: ‘They Do Not Have Clean Hands’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 8, 2019. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Al Drago

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi dismissed GOP criticism of Rep. Ilhan Omar, saying that “they do not have clean hands.”

Omar apologized on Monday for comments that have been called anti-Semitic suggesting that U.S. support for the Jewish state is the result of money flowing from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), an influential pro-Israel lobbying group.

When asked about comments from GOP leadership who did not accept Omar’s apology as sincere, Pelosi told CNN’s Elizabeth Landers that the Trump administration also owed an apology.

“I think the administration owes a public apology for some of the things that were said there. As I heard the president speaking this morning, all that was going through my mind was “Jew-S-A, Jew-S-A” at his rallies that he never distanced himself from. They shouldn’t go down this path, they do not have clean hands.”

Read more at The Hill.



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