House Democrats whine after Omar notes similarities between US, Israeli regimes and Hamas

Source: USA Today

“A group of House lawmakers is criticizing Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., for comparing the human rights records of the United States and Israel with Hamas and the Taliban — a rare public rebuke against a fellow Democrat. ‘Equating the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban is as offensive as it is misguided,’ Illinois Rep. Brad Schneider and 11 other Democrats wrote in a joint statement issued late Wednesday. ‘Ignoring the differences between democracies governed by the rule of law and contemptible organizations that engage in terrorism at best discredits one’s intended argument and at worst reflects deep-seated prejudice.’ … The group was reacting to a tweet Omar posted Monday. ‘We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity,’ she tweeted. ‘We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban.'” (06/10/21)