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UPDATE: Rep. Omar apologizes for tweets deemed antisemitic

After bipartisan backlash for tweets deemed antisemitic, freshman U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., has issued a statement of apology.

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“Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes,” she wrote. “My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole. We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. This is why I unequivocally apologize.”

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