Omar retweets attack on Meghan McCain's 'faux outrage' over anti-Semitism

Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarTrump to speak to GOP Jewish group amid anti-Semitism spat with Dems Dems seek to stifle primary challenges to incumbents Trump on 2020 Dems skipping AIPAC: 'I think they're anti-Jewish' MORE (D-Minn.), who has been accused of anti-Semitism for remarks critical of Israel and pro-Israel groups, retweeted an attack on Meghan McCain that claimed McCain had "faux outrage" over her comments.

"Meghan’s late father literally sang ‘bomb bomb bomb Iran’ and insisted on referring to his Vietnamese captors as ‘gooks’. He also, lest we forget, gave the world Sarah Palin," said the tweet Omar retweeted from journalist and commentator Mehdi Hasan. 


"So a little less faux outrage over a former refugee-turned-freshman-representative pls," the tweet continued. Hasan is a columnist for The Intercept and a host of Al Jazeera English.

McCain, a co-host of "The View" and the daughter of the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainFormer astronaut running for Senate in Arizona returns money from paid speech in UAE Fox's Roberts: Trump 'glared at me like I've never seen him glare at me before' Lou Dobbs: Political criticism of McCain 'not an exhumation of his body' MORE (R-Ariz.), ripped Omar's retweet on Friday, calling it "trash" and "beneath a sitting member of Congress."

".@IlhanMN retweeting trash like this is beneath a sitting member of Congress, as is her blatantly anti-Semitic rhetoric," McCain tweeted. "The Democratic Party looking the other way only helps Trump’s re-election efforts in 2020." 

The Hill has reached out to McCain for comment.

Omar made headlines last week when she suggested that politicians who support Israel do so out of allegiance to a foreign country. Her remark was slammed as anti-Semitic.

On Thursday, following outrage over the comment, the House passed a resolution to condemn hatred and bigotry, including anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. The resolution was originally expected to condemn anti-Semitism alone.

Omar was also accused of being anti-Semitic when she tweeted last month that politicians' support for Israel was "all about the Benjamins."