Booker: Omar Critics ‘Trafficking in Islamophobia’

Booker: Omar Critics ‘Trafficking in Islamophobia’

April 25, 2019

Wednesday at the “She the People” presidential forum in Houston, Sen. Cory Booker defended Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitic comments about AIPAC.

The moderator noted that Omar has been on the receiving end of condemnation from the President and members of her own party, as well as death threats. “What will you do as president to protect the right of courageous women of color to criticize U.S. policy even when directed at allies?”

“The criticisms of Congresswoman Omar, what Donald Trump has been saying about her is reprehensible, it is trafficking in Islamophobia, and it should be condemned by everyone,” Booker answered. “This kind of selective condemnation should be a chorus of people condemning it.”

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