Bernie Sanders Aide defender Omar with the term seen as anti-Semitic apologizes

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A top staff for Bernie Sanders & # 39; the presidential campaign apologized on Tuesday to invoke "a double allegiance" of Jewish Americans while defending Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.

Belén Sisa, Sanders & # 39; National Deputy Press Secretary, discussed the concept that was considered anti-Semitic in a Facebook thread over the weekend – claiming that it was legitimate, Politico reported.

"This is a serious question: Do you not believe that the US government and American Jewish community have a double allegiance to the state of Israel? I do not ask to exclude the story of this problem, but in the context in which this was said by Ilhan , "wrote Sisa.

When asked by another Facebook user, if her boss, who is Jewish, has "double loyalty," she replied, "I think I probably should ask him? But his remarks make me believe in the other show, since he has been very stumpy on where he stands. "

She deleted Facebook posts after Politico confronted her with her comments.

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Sisa later issued an apology.

"In a conversation on Facebook I used a language that I see now was insensitive. Faithfulness and loyalty problems to your country come with painful history," Sisa told Politico. "At a time when many communities in our country feel under attack by the president and his allies, I absolutely recognize that we must deal with these issues with greater care and sensitivity to their historical resonance, and I am bound to do so in the future. "

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Last week, the House of Representatives ordered one anti-hatch solution shed much of Omar's latest suggestion that Israeli supporters would have US lawmakers take on "allegiance" to the Jewish state – which was largely condemned for echoing the ancient "double loyalty" radiance to Jewish politicians. The resolution did not mention freshman congresswoman by name.

Sanders & # 39; campaign did not respond promptly to Fox News & # 39; request for comment.

Fox News & # 39; Liam Quinn contributed to this report.