Controversial Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan praised Representative Ilhan Omar’s comments against Israel, saying she has “nothing to apologize for.”
As IJR previously reported, Omar faced major backlash from both sides after critical comments of Israel. However, Farrakhan viewed her comments as a way of dealing with corruption.
“Ms. Omar from Somalia – she started talking about ‘the Benjamins’ and they are trying to make her apologize. Sweetheart, don’t do that. Pardon me for calling you sweetheart, but you do have a sweet heart. You sure are using it to shake the government up, but you have nothing to apologize for. Israel and AIPAC pays off senators and congressmen to do their bidding, so you’re not lying, so if you’re not lying. Stop laying down. You were sent there by the people to shake up that corrupt House.”
Farrakhan is known for his anti-Semitic comments and harsh criticism of Israel. He also mocked some who have called out Omar and her fellow freshman Democrats for being so bold during their first weeks in office.
“Oh, she’s just ‘young.’ She just got here. Don’t be so hard on her,” Farrakhan said. “My beautiful sisters, you were sent there to shake that House up. Your people voted you in, but God is the overseer.”
Farrakhan also used it as an opportunity to call out President Donald Trump and claimed that America never had a democracy.
“He’s breaking up every pillar of democracy, cause it wasn’t no d**n democracy from the beginning,” said Farrakhan. “It needs to be broken up.”
Although Omar apologized, she did admit that she would continue to call out issues with Israel.