Rep. Omar says she’s sorry for caus­ing hurt

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Nation & World -

Rep. Il­han Omar in­sists that she is not anti-Semitic, and that she re­grets a Twit­ter post that was widely con­demned for per­pet­u­at­ing Jewish stereo­types be­cause it un­der­mined her own at­tempts to fos­ter cul­tural har­mony.

“I know what in­tol­er­ance looks like,” the Min­nesota Demo­crat said Fri­day in her first in­ter­view since her post that sug­gested a fi­nan­cial mo­tive be­hind U.S. po­lit­i­cal sup­port for Is­rael. “The thing that has been hurt­ful about this whole process for me is know­ing that I could be some­one who could use lan­guage that causes hurt to oth­ers.” Il­han Omar

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