Dem Rep. Kildee on Ilhan Omar Remarks: ‘I Wouldn’t Take It as Antisemitism’

In an appearance on CNN’s “New Day” on Monday, Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI) apparently defended his colleague Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) against charges of antisemitism.

Kildee told “New Day” co-host John Berman he did not take the Minnesota Democrat’s tweets as “antisemitism.”

“I wouldn’t take it as antisemitism,” Kildee said. “When it comes to issues around foreign policy or comes to issues specifically with Israel, there are a lot of interests, a lot of folks who make campaign contributions based on a person’s position on Israel.”

“I know Congresswoman Omar, I don’t believe that she would harbor those sorts of views as they’ve been characterized,” he added.

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