Omar: ‘I unequivocally apologize’ after backlash over new Israel tweets


( CNN) Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota publicly apologized Monday after she faced backlash for tweets condemned by both sides of the aisle as anti-Semitic.

She continued, “At the same time, I reaffirm the problematic persona of lobbyists in our politics, whether it be AIPAC, the NRA or the fossil fuel manufacture. It’s gone on too long and we must be willing to address it.”

Omar’s statement came on the heels of one from House Democratic leadership calling on Omar to apologize for remarks they said included “anti-Semitic tropes.”

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