President Donald Trump and Rep. Ilhan Omar

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Trump: Omar’s Israel comments mark a ‘dark day’

March 05, 2019 - 10:07 am
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WASHINGTON (1010 WINS) -- House Democrats have been working on a resolution in response to controversial remarks by freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

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Last week she accused pros-Israel advocates of pushing, "allegiance to a foreign country."

A draft of the resolution does not specifically cite Omar's latest comments, but says "accusations of dual loyalty generally have an insidious, bigoted history," The Hill reports.

It goes on to say the House, "rejects anti-Semitism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values that define the people of the United States."

Congressman Juan Vargas of California critized Omar in a Tweet.

Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez responded with a tweet of her own saying, "I'm curious if Representative Vargas will further explain his stance here that it's unacceptable to even question U.S. foreign policy."

President Donald Trump jumped into the scrum as well.

The House was expected to vote on the resolution on Wednesday.