American News Jun 10, 2021 6:34 PM EST

Squad member accuses colleagues of 'racism' after they condemn Ilhan Omar for antisemitism

Bush's comment comes after 12 House Democrats slammed Omar for placing the United States and Israel in the same category as Hamas and the Taliban.

Squad member accuses colleagues of 'racism' after they condemn Ilhan Omar for antisemitism
Hannah Nightingale Washington DC
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In response to House Democrats and Republicans condemning recent comments from Representative Ilhan Omar, Representative Cori Bush slammed (D-MO) her party for being anti-black and Islamophobic.

"Stop attacking @IlhanMN. Stop attacking us." Wrote Bush on Twitter Thursday. "I'm not surprised when Republicans attack Black women for standing up for human rights. But when it's Democrats, it’s especially hurtful. We're your colleagues. Talk to us directly."

"Enough with the anti-Blackness and Islamophobia," Bush continued.

Bush's comment comes after 12 House Democrats slammed Omar for placing the United States and Israel in the same category as Hamas and the Taliban.

"Equating the United States and Israel to Hamas and the Taliban is as offensive as it is misguided," says the joint statement. "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 United States and Israel are imperfect, and like all democracies, at times deserving of critique, but false equivalence give cover to terrorist groups. We urge Congresswoman Omar to clarify her words placing the US and Israel in the same category as Hamas and the Taliban," the statement continues.

The joint statement was signed by Reps. Brad Schneider (IL), Jake Auchincloss (MA), Ted Deutch (FL), Lois Frankel (FL), Josh Gottheimer (NJ), Elaine Luria (VA), Kathy Manning (NC), Jerrold Nadler (NY), Dean Phillips (MN), Kim Schrier (WA), Brad Sherman (CA), and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL).

Backlash against Omar stems from a video tweeted Monday in which she states that "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 US, Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban."

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