Rep. Ilhan Omar backpedals comments about US, Israel after Democratic colleagues condemn her remarks

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., clarified her “unthinkable atrocities” comments following pressure from some of her Democratic colleagues in a Thursday statement.

“On Monday, I asked Secretary of State Antony Blinken about an ongoing International Criminal Court investigations,” Omar said in the statement. “To be clear: the conversation was about accountability for specific incidents regarding those ICC cases, not a moral comparison between Hamas and the Taliban and the U.S. and Israel.”

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