U.S. President Donald Trump recently called on Muslim congresswoman Ilhan Omar to resign over tweets deemed "anti-Semitic" by lawmakers.
"It's all about the Benjamins baby," Omar wrote in a tweet on Feb. 10.
On Monday, the Minnesota Democrat apologized over her tweets that suggested U.S. politicians' support of Israel is money-driven. This came after lawmakers called on her to recall her statement.
So, in a follow-up tweet posted on Feb. 11, the congresswomen released a statement in which she "unequivocally apologized."
"Anti-Semitism is real and I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who are educating me on the painful history of anti-Semitic tropes. My intention is never to offend my constituents or Jewish Americans as a whole. We have to always be willing to step back and think through criticism, just as I expect people to hear me when others attack me for my identity. This is why I unequivocally apologize," Omar said.
On Tuesday, Trump said "anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress" during a cabinet meeting, according to CNN.
"And Congressman Omar is terrible, what she said. And I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee," he added.
Omar has - on multiple occasions - criticized the Israeli government and its treatment of Palestinians. She has long been an advocate of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israeli occupation.
In a 2017 speech opposing an anti-BDS bill in the Minnesota State legislature (which she was elected to), Omar said she didn't "want to be part of a vote that limits the ability of people to fight towards justice and peace."
In an interview with Muslim Girl, Omar's campaigners said "Ilhan believes in and supports the BDS movement, and has fought to make sure people's right to support it isn't criminalized. She does however, have reservations on the effectiveness of the movement in accomplishing a lasting solution."