In an appearance on CNN’s “New Day” on Monday, Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI) apparently defended his colleague Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) against charges of antisemitism.
Kildee told “New Day” co-host John Berman he did not take the Minnesota Democrat’s tweets as “antisemitism.”
It’s all about the Benjamins baby 🎶 https://t.co/KatcXJnZLV
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 10, 2019
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 11, 2019
“I wouldn’t take it as antisemitism,” Kildee said. “When it comes to issues around foreign policy or comes to issues specifically with Israel, there are a lot of interests, a lot of folks who make campaign contributions based on a person’s position on Israel.”
“I know Congresswoman Omar, I don’t believe that she would harbor those sorts of views as they’ve been characterized,” he added.
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