US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected the idea of taking any action against Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar, against the background of the recent conflict with Jewish representatives.
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The latest controversy began last Monday when Ilhan Omar, at a congressional hearing, asked Secretary of State Anthony Blinken about the US administration’s opposition to investigations by the International Criminal Court into abuses in Afghanistan and the occupied Palestinian territories.
She later tweeted, “We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity, we have seen unimaginable atrocities committed by the United States, Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan and the Taliban.”
Although Omar was referring to two specific investigations by the International Criminal Court, the tweet sparked immediate anger from Republicans and right-wing media figures who often target her.