Pro-Israel Lobby Caught on Tape Boasting That Its Money Influences Washington

A debate about the power in
Washington of the pro-Israel lobby is underway, after Rep. Ilhan Omar,
D-Minn., responded sharply to reports that Republican leader Kevin
McCarthy was targeting both Omar and fellow Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a
Democrat from Michigan. Omar quoted rap lyrics — “It’s all about the Benjamins baby”
— to suggest McCarthy’s move was driven by the lobby’s prolific
spending. Asked specifically who she was referring to, Omar responded, “AIPAC!”

Publisher: The Intercept | Author: Ryan Grim

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aipac, bds, democrats, free speech, jewish lobby, and republicans
DATE PUBLISHED
2019-02-12 (Modified: 2019-02-12)

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