President Trump on Tuesday called on Rep. Ilhan Omar to resign for her remarks on Israel that were criticized as anti-Semitic.
“Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress,” Trump said during a Cabinet meeting at the White House. “And I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.”
Republicans called on Democrats to strip Omar of her seat on the Foreign Affairs panel. After she apologized, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told Roll Call that she would not lose her assignment.
Omar, a Somali-born refugee, has long faced charges of anti-Semitism.
“Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel,” she tweeted in 2012, before she was a member of Congress.
She recently apologized for that tweet.
Yesterday, Rep. Omar fired back after Trump called for her resignation.
"You have trafficked in hate your whole life—against Jews, Muslims, Indigenous, immigrants, black people and more. I learned from people impacted by my words. When will you?" Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, wrote in a tweet.
Should Rep. Omar resign?