Sanders's campaign aide apologizes for dual-loyalty remark in reference to Jews

Evarado Alatorre
Marcha 14, 2019

"There's definitely some buzz going around about it, but it's more a buzz of is anyone talking about finding someone to run against her than it is anyone saying they're going to run against her or contemplate it".

In a Facebook post discussing Sanders' support for Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who has been criticized by Democrats and Republicans alike in recent weeks over similar remarks interpreted as anti-Semitic, Sisa questioned whether the US government and American Jews have "a dual allegiance to the state of Israel?"

That's a fairly sharp critique, particularly from someone who represents the same district as Omar, but the evidence that her Minnesota constituents might be better off cutting her tenure in Congress short is mounting.

However, "While she has created a significant amount of controversy for herself and said things that have offended many Americans, I'm not sure that one could make the case that she is in trouble yet", said Mike Erlandson, the former chair of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and the former chief of staff to ex-congressman Martin Sabo, a Democrat who challenged Omar's predecessor in 2006.

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A spokeswoman for Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign has apologized after asking whether the "American-Jewish community has a dual allegiance to the state of Israel" - a comment condemned by Jewish leaders as anti-Semitic.

Despite repeated attempts to "help" Omar understand the problems with her comments, she continues to make allusions to "dual loyalty" in different forms, showing she's either incapable or uninterested in marked change.

Favorites to replace Omar include state Sen. She's also in a district that heavily matches her demographic.

Other problematic Democrats might be easier targets. A similar scenario may not happen twice in a row.

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