'Difficult and dangerous': Twin Cities Jewish leader on Omar remarks

House Democrats are planning a vote on another resolution condemning anti-Semitism in response to recent comments by Minnesota DFL Rep. Ilhan Omar that some have criticized as playing on anti-Semitic tropes.

Last week, Omar said in response to a question about United States policy toward Israel, "I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK to push for allegiance to a foreign country."

Unlike with previous remarks that were characterized as anti-Semitic, Omar is defending her words and not offering an apology.

Among the groups condemning Omar's comments is the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas.

MPR News host Cathy Wurzer spoke with the council's executive director, Steve Hunegs, about the situation.

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