Portman Statement on Rep. Omar’s Anti-Semitic Comments

February 11, 2019 | Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) issued the following statement this morning on Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) anti-Semitic comments: 

“As I have said repeatedly over the years, anti-Semitism, bigotry and hatred have no place in our society.  Representative Omar’s use of an anti-Semitic stereotype was deeply offensive.  The US-Israel relationship is rooted in our deep bonds of friendship, common values, and shared strategic interests.  We can debate the issues without resorting to vile accusations that have caused tremendous pain to the Jewish people for centuries.”