An hour and a quarter later, Omar apologized and said it wasn't her intention to offend anyone.
Omar doesn't seem to miss an opportunity to criticize the Jewish people and Israel. "This is why I unequivocally apologize".
"It's gone on too long and we must be willing to address it", she said. "But Congresswoman Omar's use of anti-Semitic tropes and prejudicial accusations about Israel's supporters is deeply offensive".
U.S. Rep. Alcee Hastings, a Democrat who represents parts of Broward and Palm Beach counties, also criticized Omar's comments.
Kevin McCarthy, the House minority leader, and other Republicans were already attacking Omar and fellow Representative Rashida Tlaib, the other Muslim woman in Congress, accusing them of anti-Semitism, the Washington Post reported.
Last month, Omar expressed regret for saying in a 2012 tweet that Israel "has hypnotised the world" while carrying out "evil".
While Omar apologized, she did not delete the tweets she was apologizing for.
Republicans demanded that Omar be removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee, arguing that she should not be part of a panel which considers US foreign policy in the Mideast.
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The freshman congresswoman faced condemnation from Democrats and Republicans on Twitter.
Max Rose, who won a tight race in NY, said the Democratic Party and the USA should be a place where "we celebrate the diversity of our people". "At a time when anti-Semitism is on the rise in the US and overseas, Rep. Omar is promoting the ugly, anti-Semitic conspiracy theory that Jews have an outsized influence over politics", Jonathan A. Greenblatt, CEO and National Director of ADL, said in a written statement. "To suggest members of Congress are "bought off" to support Israel is offensive and wrong", she tweeted. "But to go a step further, and retweet someone declaring their pain and sentiment is simply unacceptable".
"We should expect all elected officials, regardless of party, and all public figures to not traffic in anti-Semitism", added Chelsea Clinton.
Ms Pelosi, a Democrat, issued a statement on Monday denouncing Ms Omar's comments.
Republicans have criticised Ms Omar over her latest controversy, but the backlash was just as intense from congressional members of her own party. Such attacks only undermine the vital effort to counter the actual scourge of anti-Semitism in the United States and around the world.
"Accurately describing how the Israel lobby works is not anti-semitism", Ashley Feinberg, a HuffPost reporter, wrote in another tweet that was shared by Omar.
They called for an immediate apology for the "hurtful comments". "In a time of increased anti semitism, we all must be held to account".
Jewish Democratic lawmakers from South Florida were some of the loudest voices on Monday condemning weekend comments from a Muslim Democratic colleague that were widely seen as anti-Semitic.
Both detractors and supporters immediately pounced on her 'apology' as proof that whatever they'd said before was right.