MINNEAPOLIS -- U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar is wishing happy Passover to Jews commemorating the holiday in her home state of Minnesota and around the world.
Omar is a Somali American and one of the first Muslims elected to Congress. Shes been for remarks in recent months on Israel, Jewish influence in Washington, and 9/11 that have drawn accusations of anti-Semitism and insensitivity. She says criticizing the Israeli government is not anti-Semitic.
In Friday, Omar said, The story of Passover has resonated with and given hope to so many Jewish families in times of oppression.
She also gave a traditional Hebrew Passover greeting.
Omar says shes faced since President Donald that her being dismissive of the 2001 terrorist attacks.