“Even if Omar did not do what people are saying she did, Olson…”
Why is Halper using this “if” construction?
It is unambiguous that Omar said nothing dual loyalty, or allegiance, of Jews in the USA Congress or American Jews in general.
Omar referenced compelled allegiance for all, in Congress by implication.
It is deeply unhelpful for Halper to imply there’s a question about what Omar said or meant.
Much better is Glenn Greenwald calling the House’s rebuke of Omar fraudulent:
Regards Jonathan Chait: I’m never clear why anyone treats that Iraq war liar seriously in 2019, or say back in 2015 when he was Bernie bashing. I don’t treat what Chait or the likes of Thomas Friedman have to say as valid. Right, even when Friedman accurately calls the influence of Israel in the Congress huge. Greenwald cites him doing so above