Kamala Harris Rushes To Defend Rep. Omar’s Anti-Semitism, Worries About Violent Attack Against The Congresswoman


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Kamala Harris is going all in behind Rep. Ilhan Omar

The 2020 Democratic candidate for president isn’t worried about Omar’s anti-Semitism. She’s worried someone might try to hurt the freshman Congresswoman.

From The Hill:

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) defended Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Thursday as the freshman congresswoman endures a storm of controversy surrounding her criticism of AIPAC and Israel and accusations of anti-Semitism.

Harris, who is running for president in 2020, wrote in a statement obtained by HuffPost that the continued attention directed at Omar, the first Muslim-American woman to serve in Congress, puts her at risk of possible violence.

“We all have a responsibility to speak out against anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, racism, and all forms of hatred and bigotry,” Harris said.

“But like some of my colleagues in the Congressional Black Caucus, I am concerned that the spotlight being put on Congresswoman Omar may put her at risk,” she added. …

Harris’s fellow 2020 contender Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) also defended Omar on Wednesday, calling the attention surrounding the freshman congresswoman an attempt to silence legitimate criticism of Israel.

“What I fear is going on in the House now is an effort to target Congresswoman Omar as a way of stifling that debate,” he said in a statement. “That’s wrong.” …

H/T Weasel Zippers.

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