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Rep. Greene's 'Jewish Space Lasers' Controversy Resurfaces After AOC Speech


Greene promoted an antisemitic conspiracy theory involving a wealthy Jewish banking family and “lasers or blue beams of light” from space in 2018.
GOP Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene’s “Jewish space lasers” controversy has reemerged after Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended fellow Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar in a fiery speech from the House floor.
The Republican-led chamber voted to remove Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday after some accused her of antisemitism for having suggested that GOP support of Israel was funded with money from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).
Omar apologized for making the suggestion after joining Congress in January 2019. During an interview on CNN last Sunday, she said that she had previously not been “aware of the fact that there are tropes about Jews and money.”
Ocasio-Cortez said that Republicans were racist against women of color while defending her “Squad” colleague from the House floor on Wednesday. She accused the GOP of hypocrisy for giving Greene choice committee assignments despite her past support of the antisemitic “space lasers” conspiracy.
“Don’t tell me that this is about a condemnation of antisemitic remarks when you have a member of the Republican caucus who has talked about Jewish space lasers and an entire amount of tropes,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “And also elevated her to some of the highest committee assignments in this body.

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