White House Attempts to Distance Itself From Ilhan Omar

A top aide to Joe Biden put some distance between the president and a House Democrat who said she does not regret comparing the United States and Israel to terrorist groups.

Asked during a television interview whether she regrets doing so, second-term Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar replied: “I don’t.”

A day later, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said any attempt to speak negatively about a “close ally” would be “false and unacceptable.”

Omar has said, “that was not the intent of her comments,” Psaki noted.

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