Rep. Ilhan Omar apologizes for tweets widely denounced as anti-Semitic

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar "unequivocally" apologized Monday for tweets suggesting that members of Congress support Israel because they are being paid to do so, which drew bipartisan criticism and a rebuke from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.The Minnesota Democrat said she had no intention offending anyone, including Jewish Americans."We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me about my identity," Omar tweeted. "This is why I unequivocally apologize."The statement was the latest reckoning among Democrats of intense differences in their ranks over the U.S.-Israeli relationship, highlighted by criticism from Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan....

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Rep. Ilhan Omar apologizes for tweets widely denounced as anti-Semitic

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