Ilhan Omar: I Do Not Regret Israel Comment, But I Am Grateful To "Learn How My Words Make People Feel"


Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is asked to apologize for her comments suggesting politicians support Israel because of donations they receive from pro-Israel causes.

GAYLE KING, CBS NEWS: We also Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) about her past comments suggesting some politicians' support for Israel is motivated by money. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle denounced those comments as anti-Semitic.

REP. ILHAN OMAR (D-MN): Often times there are things that you might say might not hold weight for you but to someone else the way that we hear and consume information is very different from how the next person might.

GAYLE KING: So you don't regret your words either?

OMAR: I do not. But I have gotten the -- I am grateful for the opportunity to really learn how my words make people feel and have taken every single opportunity I've gotten to make sure that people understood that I apologize for it. I never really wanted them to --

KING: Would you like to make it clear that you are not anti-Semitic?

OMAR: Oh, certainly not.

KING: Would you like to make that clear?

OMAR: Yes and that nothing I said, at least to me, was meant for that purpose.

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