Omar accuses Democrats of “Islamophobic tropes" after party rebukes Congresswoman for saying "atrocities have committed by US, Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan and Taliban" in a conversation on need for international courts for crimes against humanity.
The partisan gap on Israel-Palestine is consistent with the broader values gap that has widened between Democrats and Republicans over the past two decades.
Although the Democratic majority seemed secure, the results were an unexpected jolt for a party that had envisioned gains of perhaps 15 seats.
Ilhan Omar, a Democrat congresswoman, shot back at US President Donald Trump, saying he was "spewing fascist ideology" and Republicans expressed alarm that the inflammatory chant might become a theme of his 2020 re-election campaign.
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