Rep Steve King has his committee positions stripped for his comments but Rep. Ilhan Omar will be given a pass. During an interview with CNN's Christiane Amanpour Rep. Ilhan Omar was asked about a tweet she sent in 2012 that reads:
"Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.""
Her response to the question was "I remember when that was happening. Watching TV and really feeling as if no other life was being impacted in this war, and that really, those unfortunate words were the only words I could think about expressing at that moment."
"What is really important to me is that people recognize that there is a difference between criticizing a military action by a government that has exercised really oppressive policies and being offensive, or attacking to a particular people of faith,"
Watch the Full Response below.