In an interview Sunday with the Sunday Times, raging anti-Semite Rep. Ilhan Omar compared Israel with Saudi Arabia, saying both countries used money to influence the Trump administration and claimed that Israel’s “destructive policies” were “rubber stamped” by the U.S.
“We know the amount of money and influence and connection that the Saudis have with the administration is really the reason that everything destructive they do is nullified,” Omar stated. “And that really is no different to what’s happening with Israel. There’s an alarming connection to the really destructive policies Israel is proposing and how much of it is being rubber stamped by this administration.”
The Times noted that Omar’s “new approach is to pivot to Saudi Arabia so she isn’t singling out the Jews.”
Omar said she had “moved past” her history of anti-Semitic statements, seeming to admit they were “hurtful to people.” But then she went on to say, “I talk about Saudi blood money and them being bloodsuckers and no one says ‘This is Islamophobic,’ but I know if I use those terms for another country [Israel], that could be [a problem].”