According to NPR – In February, Omar responded to a tweet from journalist Glenn Greenwald, who posted about House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy threatening to punish Omar and another congresswoman for being critical of Israel.
Omar wrote back, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” a line about $100 bills from a Puff Daddy song. Critics jumped on the tweet and said Omar was calling up a negative and harmful stereotype of Jewish Americans.
In another tweet soon after, Omar named the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, saying it was funding Republican support for Israel.
This tweet received bipartisan backlash, and Omar was widely accused of anti-Semitic speech.
Omar apologized and said she was learning about “the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes” but held onto her criticism of AIPAC’s lobbying.
Now, President Trump is calling for the resignation of Rep. Ilhan Omar from Congress and foreign affairs committee over her anti-semitic comments. Trump further stressed the fact that anti-semitism has no place in the United States Congress.