Rep. Ilhan Omar Launches Shock Attack on Meghan McCain
Rep. Ilhan Omar Launches Shock Attack on Meghan McCain Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota jabbed John McCain’s family Thursday after conservative commentator Meghan McCain branded Omar’s rhetoric as “dangerous.” McCain, who is the daughter of the late U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, waded into the controversy about Omar on Thursday as part of her comments on the ABC show “The View.” “We can have conversations all day long about how you feel about Palestinian politics, Israeli politics, how you feel about (Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin) Netanyahu. … I just present this question, which may be an uncomfortable one: If what Ilhan Omar has been saying for the past few weeks were said by a white Republican male, how would you be reacting to it right now?” she said. During the show, McCain appeared to choke up in speaking of former Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman, a Connecticut Independent, and his wife, Hadassah, an Orthodox Jew. She called them part of her “family.” “And just because I don’t technically have Jewish family that are blood-related to me doesn’t mean that I don’t take this as seriously,” she said. Omar replied by retweeting a post from Medhi Hasan, who writes for the Intercept and is a host for Al Jazeera. McCain did not let that rest. On Friday, President Donald Trump referenced the issue of Democrats’ stand on Israel by calling the Democratic party the “anti-Israel party, anti-Jewish party,” according to a White House media pool report.