Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar is has pushed back against “The View” co-host Meghan McCain, calling her tears as she spoke about anti-Semitism “faux outrage” in a recent tweet.
Omar retweeted comments and a link by Al Jazeera English host Mehdi Hasan, who called out McCain for her emotion filled comments about Omar’s controversial statements.
“Meghan’s late father literally sang ‘bomb bomb bomb Iran’ and insisted on referring to his Vietnamese captors as ‘gooks’. He also, lest we forget, gave the world Sarah Palin.
“So a little less faux outrage over a former refugee-turned-freshman-representative pls.
Meghan’s late father literally sang ‘bomb bomb bomb Iran’ and insisted on referring to his Vietnamese captors as ‘gooks’. He also, lest we forget, gave the world Sarah Palin.
So a little less faux outrage over a former refugee-turned-freshman-representative pls. https://t.co/zH6VZxBYc4
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) March 7, 2019
McCains comments and tears were broadcast on the set of “The View” after co-host Sonny Hostin went to bat for Omar.
McCain, however, didn’t allow the comments to go unchecked and went back to quote previous comments made by Omar, about Israel supposedly “hypnotizing the world” and her suggestion that Americans cannot have dual allegiance to the nation of Israel and the United States.
“I take the hate crimes raising in this country incredibly seriously, and I think what’s happening in Europe is really scary,” McCain said through tears.
“And I’m sorry if I’m getting emotional. The idea that this is politicized — I’m really not — I was very nervous to talk about this on the show because I thought it would become politicized, and it shouldn’t be. On both sides, it should be called out.”
The co-host ended her comments about Omar by saying: “Just because I don’t technically have Jewish family that are related to me doesn’t mean that I don’t take this seriously and it is very dangerous — very dangerous — and we collectively, as Americans on both sides … what Ilhan Omar is saying is very scary to me and a lot of people, and I don’t think you have to be Jewish to recognize that.”