Ilhan Omar: Donald Trump Wants to Pit Muslims and Jewish Americans Against Each Other

‘I’m grateful for the solidarity shown by so many of my colleagues in Congress’

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OMAR: "We know Donald Trump would love nothing more than to use this issue to pit Muslims and Jewish Americans against each other. The Muslim community and the Jewish community are being othered and made into the boogeyman by this Administration. But as we will hear today, people of all different faiths are coming together to speak up against the status quo in the region. I’m grateful for the solidarity shown by so many of my colleagues in Congress. I understand and appreciate the calls for members to avoid traveling to Israel until Rashida and I are allowed to go without condition. But it is my belief that as legislators we have an obligation to see the reality there for ourselves. We have a responsibility to conduct oversight over our government’s foreign policy and what happens with the millions of dollars we send in aid.”

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