Sanders, Harris, Warren Defend Ilhan Omar Amid Controversy Over Israel Comments

By Caroline Kelly and Gregory Krieg, CNN   emocratic presidential candidates Sens. Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday defended Rep. Ilhan Omar against the backlash to her comments slamming pro-Israel groups and politicians, which have been called anti-Semitic. Sanders, who is Jewish, said criticism of Omar and efforts to get her taken off the House Foreign Affairs Committee, primarily from House Republicans, are aimed at stopping a discussion about American’s foreign policy toward Israel. “What I fear is going on in the House now is an effort…