Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) apologized on Monday after Democratic lawmakers criticized her comments about congressional support for Israel. Omar tweeted on Sunday that GOP leaders' pro-Israel stance is "all about the Benjamins," suggesting money from a pro-Israel organization was influencing lawmakers' views on the Israeli government. Many Democrats in Congress condemned her remarks, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) saying that Omar's "use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel's supporters is deeply offensive." Omar said she "unequivocally" apologizes and said she is "grateful" to those "educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes." "At the same time," she added, "I reaffirm the problematic role of lobbyists in our politics."
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