Fox guest: Reps. Ilhan Omar [D-MN] and Rashida Tlaib [D-MI] “don't seem to side with Israel. They seem to side with the terrorists”

Host Stuart Varney fails to confront guest on his comment

From the March 26 edition of Fox Business' Varney & Co.:

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STUART VARNEY (HOST): Now let's get to the Middle East. Israel defense forces carried out strikes on Hamas targets in Gaza. That follows that rocket attack on a house near Tel Aviv. Seven Israelis injured there. Prime Minister Netanyahu cut his American trip short to get back to Israel. So come on in Farley Weiss, he is the president of the National Council of Young Israel. Farley, I don't want to be too extreme here, but this is exchange of fire. Is it possible they go to war? 

FARLEY WEISS (NATIONAL COUNCIL OF YOUNG ISRAEL): It's unclear what exactly, where everything would go at this point in time. But it's a very serious situation, because Hamas has no moral qualms to go and attack civilians wherever they can. They are the epitome of terrorism and of evil. 

VARNEY: I've not heard anything from Ilhan Omar about Hamas, or attacks on Israel, or Israel going after Hamas. I don't think she's said anything, has she? 

WEISS: I haven't heard anything from her or Rashida Tlaib. And I think that we shouldn't hold our breath to hear anything from them. They don't seem to side with Israel. They seem to side with the terrorists.

VARNEY: OK, update us please on the effort to get more Jewish Americans to vote Republican.


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