GOP leader urges Dems to call out 'anti-Semitic tropes'

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyThe Hill's Morning Report: Trump walks back from 'send her back' chants History in the House: Congress weathers unprecedented week EU official in Canada says he feels 'at home' there because no one was shouting 'send him back' MORE (R-Calif.) on Sunday called on Democratic leaders to speak out against anti-Semitic language after Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarTrump attacks 'the Squad' as 'racist group of troublemakers' Rep. Haaland says Trump's go-back remarks 'perplexing and wrongheaded' to Native Americans Trump blasts 'bonkers' media spewing 'Radical Left Democrat views' MORE (D-Minn.) sparked backlash with a tweet suggesting that a pro-Israel lobbying group was buying off lawmakers.

"Anti-Semitic tropes have no place in the halls of Congress," McCarthy tweeted. "It is dangerous for Democrat leadership to stay silent on this reckless language."

The Republican added that one of his "greatest honors" is leading new members on a bipartisan trip to Israel.

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McCarthy's tweets did not directly mention Omar, but came within a couple hours of the freshman Democrat's comments.

Earlier Sunday evening, Omar responded to a question about who she "thinks is paying American politicians to be pro-Israel" by saying "AIPAC!" The tweet was referencing the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a pro-Israel lobbying group.

Omar also retweeted journalist Glenn Greenwald's response to a story about McCarthy promising "action" toward the Minnesota lawmaker and Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibTrump attacks 'the Squad' as 'racist group of troublemakers' Rep. Haaland says Trump's go-back remarks 'perplexing and wrongheaded' to Native Americans Trump blasts 'bonkers' media spewing 'Radical Left Democrat views' MORE (D-Mich.) over their alleged anti-Semitism. She captioned that retweet with the message "It's all about the Benjamins baby," referring to money.

The comments sparked criticism, including among Democrats. Rep. Max RoseMax RoseHouse Dems, Senate GOP build money edge to protect majorities Ocasio-Cortez sued over Twitter blocks The Hill's Morning Report — Harris brings her A game to Miami debate MORE (D-N.Y.) called Omar's tweets "deeply hurtful to Jews" and "unacceptable."

Republicans have seized on some of Omar's past comments critical of Israel to levy allegations of anti-Semitism. McCarthy last week ripped Democratic leaders for not taking disciplinary action, and suggested Omar's words were worse than Rep. Steve KingSteven (Steve) Arnold KingYoung Turks reporter tricks Steve King into tweeting about 'A Few Good Men' villain Holocaust survivor who offered to tour Auschwitz with Ocasio-Cortez calls for her to 'be removed from Congress' Liz Cheney hits back at Ocasio-Cortez over concentration camp comments: 'This isn't model Congress' MORE's (R-Iowa) comments about white nationalism.

GOP leadership opted to strip King from his committee assignments after he questioned when the terms "white nationalist" and "white supremacist" became offensive during an interview with The New York Times.