With the 2018 election in the rear view mirror, and the 2020 presidential election still over a year away, Democrats have started fighting each other.
Chelsea Clinton waded into the middle of the fight on Sunday — and liberal Twitter users lost their minds.
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Chelsea attacked freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., after Omar allegedly published an anti-Jewish conspiracy theory on Twitter.
Omar, a frequent critic of Israel, suggested that Jewish lobbyists had bought and paid for Republican support —
It's all about the Benjamins baby ???? https://t.co/KatcXJnZLV
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 10, 2019
When asked specifically about WHO was bribing Congress, Omar was happy to point fingers (without evidence, of course) —
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 11, 2019
Omar is referring to the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), a prominent pro-Israel lobbyist group.
AIPAC operates on approximately $3.5 million annual budget, making it statistically one of the smaller lobbying groups in Washington, D.C.
It also gives more to Democratic elections than Republican.
For comparison purposes, AIPAC is roughly the same size as the Council on Islamic-American Relations (CAIR) — an Islamic lobbying group that Omar was a member of for years that has close ties to radical Islamic terror groups like the Muslim Brotherhood.
The tweet caused uproar on both sides of the political aisle.
President Donald Trump’s former UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said Omar’s nasty anti-Semitic conspiracy theory reminded her of the worst parts of the UN —
To see this at the UN was a fight every day. This CANNOT be tolerated in our own Congress by anyone of either party. In a time of increased anti semitism, we all must be held to account. No excuses. ❤️???????? #NoSpaceForHate#NoToleranceForAntiSemitism #WhatIsHappeningWithPeople https://t.co/zUaNjp3hHo
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) February 11, 2019
Even Chelsea weighed in… and it caused an uproar —
Co-signed as an American. We should expect all elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures to not traffic in anti-Semitism.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 11, 2019
Chelsea was called racist for her comments.
She was called anti-American and a segregationist —
fellow American here and #ImWithOmar. Israel is a brutal apartheid state and AIPAC has been helping justify and perpetuate its atrocities for years
— mark-ass busta ???????? (@threepunchstuff) February 11, 2019
And it just kept going.
Over a hundred people responded to Chelsea’s tweet.
As the first Muslim elected to Congress, Omar has emerged as a controversial figure since being inaugurated. She’s frequently suggested Republican senators are “compromised” by unnamed outsiders — without evidence.
Those unfounded, anti-Semetic conspiracy theories are especially dangerous considering Omar is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. That panel oversees U.S. foreign assistance, foreign policy, treaties, peacekeeping and war powers.
Omar is also on the Education and Labor Committee, which oversees federal education programs from preschool to higher education.
— The Horn editorial team