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Things Are About To Get A Lot Worse For Ilhan Omar

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The young political career of Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar is headed downhill amid reports of infidelity, campaign finance violations, and anti-Semitism. She has been able to avoid direct questions for the most part with Congress out of session, but she will have a hard time doing that when Congress returns next week.

Omar has been an elected official for just over eight months, but she is already one of the most recognizable figures in politics. Omar has established herself as a firebrand due to her harsh criticism of the U.S.-Israel relationship, which had been one of the last bastions of bipartisanship in Washington D.C. She has claimed that U.S support for Israel is “all about the Benjamins,” conjuring up anti-Semitic tropes, and compared Israel to apartheid South Africa.