A top aide to far-left, anti-Israel presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has been caught making antisemitism remarks.
National Deputy Press Secretary Belen Sisa wrote on Facebook following antisemitic remarks by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar,
This is a serious question: do you not think that the American government and American Jewish community has a dual allegiance to the state of Israel? I’m asking not to rule out the history of this issue, but in the context in which this was said by Ilhan.
Sisa later apologized following extensive criticism. She told Politico, but appeared to place blame on President Trump:
In a conversation on Facebook, I used some language that I see now was insensitive. Issues of allegiance and loyalty to one's country come with painful history. At a time when so many communities in our country feel under attack by the president and his allies, I absolutely recognize that we need to address these issues with greater care and sensitivity to their historical resonance, and I'm committed to doing that in the future.
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