- The Washington Times - Monday, April 29, 2019

Rep. Ilhan Omar chastised Sen. Ted Cruz Sunday for resurfacing her “anti-Semitic” Israel comments but has yet to acknowledge the Poway, California, synagogue shooting.

Mr. Cruz, Texas Republican, name-dropped the representative during criticisms of The New York Times running and taking down an anti-Semitic cartoon.

“The anti-Semitic Left—whether @IlhanMN repeated anti-Israel slurs or @nytimes apologizing for Hamas terrorists (eg, on 3/14/18) & running racist cartoons—is getting worse. And the House can’t even pass an anti-Semitism resolution. Responsible Dems need to say Enough is Enough,” Mr. Cruz tweeted.

Ms. Omar, Minnesota Democrat, then shot back, criticizing the senator for condemning her comments, saying he has yet to condemn an actual attack on a Jewish synagogue Saturday.

“A white nationalist literally terrorized a synagogue during Passover yesterday and you have yet to say anything. Shame on you,” Ms. Omar tweeted.



Ms. Omar offered condolences Saturday for the victims of the California synagogue shooting that left one person dead and three injured. The suspect in the deadly shooting, 19-year-old John T. Earnest, turned himself into the police shortly after the attack.

Ms. Omar has faced accusations of anti-Semitism since criticizing pro-Israel lobbyist groups and questioning the loyalty of Jewish lawmakers who pushed back against her criticisms of the Israeli government.

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