Omar Issues ‘Clarification’ After Comparing US, Israel to HamasEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Thursday issued a statement after furor that she compared the United States and Israel to the terrorist groups Hamas and the Taliban. “On Monday, I asked Secretary of State Antony Blinken about ongoing International Criminal Court investigations. To be clear: the conversation was about accountability for specific incidents regarding those ICC cases, not a moral comparison between Hamas and the Taliban and the U.S. and Israel. I was in no way equating terrorist organizations with democratic countries with well-established judicial systems,” she wrote. The statement that drew condemnation, including from fellow Democrats, was posted on Twitter by Omar along with a clip of her pressing Blinken during the hearing in question. “We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity. We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban,” she wrote. …Read More

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