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newly elected democratic Minnesota congresswoman L. Han Omar has apologized for a tweet suggesting that campaign donations fuel Republican support for Israel in a tweet sent out Sunday Omar said quote it's all about the Benjamins baby , Benjamin's is U. S. slang for hundred dollar bills she was responding to a tweet by journalists Glenn Greenwald calling out Republican Kevin McCarthy for threatening what Greenwald said was quote punishment of Omar over her frequent criticisms of Israel Omar has been a vocal critic of Israel's policies towards Palestinians asked on social media what she meant by her tweet Omar responded with one word eight pack which stands for the American Israel public affairs committee a pro Israel lobbying group which has been criticized for stoking tensions with Iran but now after fire storm of criticism from a wide range of Jewish groups Republicans and democratic colleagues including speaker Nancy Pelosi Omar who is the first of all the American in Congress has taken it back saying in a tweet I unequivocally apologize and in the same tweeted statement said I am grateful for Jewish allies and colleagues who were educating me on the painful history of anti semitic tropes