While embattled Minnesota U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar fends off attacks from President Donald Trump, two fellow Democrats, including a fellow House freshman, have declined political contributions from her campaign.
The campaign of Rep. Lucy McBath of Georgia told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she was not accepting a $2,000 contribution from Omar. McBath represents a suburban Atlanta district.
Dan McCready, a Democratic candidate for Congress in North Carolina, also refused a $2,000 donation.
McCready explained on Twitter: “I did this weeks ago because I vigorously disagree with any anti-Semitic comments.”
A tweet and a public comment by Omar regarding Israel earlier this year were widely condemned as anti-Semitic by colleagues in both parties.
But McCready also condemned some recent attacks on Omar. “Since this time, dangerous and hateful attacks have started against her,” he wrote. “I condemn in the strongest terms the hateful rhetoric against her, the Muslim community and people of color.”
Omar’s campaign declined to comment. She raised more than $830,000 in campaign cash during her tumultuous first three months in office, far outpacing the rest of the state’s U.S. House delegation. The haul has allowed her to extend her influence through contributions to other Democrats.