Democrat Dan McCready has continually used the theme of “country over party” while running for the 9th Congressional District. Now he’s getting torched by his own.

Democrats nationwide are harshly criticizing McCready for his decision to return the $2,000 donation made to his campaign by Rep. Ilhan Omar, the freshman Democrat from Minnesota.

Omar is one of the few Muslim women in Congress, and has been a pointed critic of Israel. Some of her remarks — including that “Israel his hypnotized the world” and insinuating that Jews in the United States have double allegiance to Israel — have been described as anti-Semitic.

On Twitter, McCready tried to couch the donation’s return as something done “weeks ago” and in response to the “anti-Semtic” comments — presumably before Omar’s latest controversy. In recent weeks, President Donald Trump and other Republicans have criticized Omar for describing the September 11 attacks as “some people did something” in the context of a larger statement.

Hundreds of comments have poured in to his Twitter feed lambasting McCready’s decision. Left-leaning Splinter News called him a “shameful coward.”

The controversy threatens to derail McCready’s bid to win the special election called after his narrow 900-vote defeat last November was thrown out amid evidence of absentee by mail election fraud.

Cover photo by Dan McCready for Congress via Facebook.

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