A left-wing U.K. lawmaker has been suspended after arguing in a public letter that Jewish people cannot be the victims of "racism."

Diane Abbott, was suspended as a Labour Party whip on Sunday after widespread backlash. She released a statement on Twitter apologizing for her remarks on Sunday and expressing her wish to "disassociate myself from them."

The U.K.'s progressive Labour Party has long faced accusations of antisemitism, and its leaders were quick to condemn Abbott's words and remove her from party leadership this weekend.

Abbott sent a letter to The Guardian responding to an article that had questioned whether only people of color can experience racism. Her response argued that while Jewish and certain White people may experience "prejudice," they do not experience "racism."... Read More: FOX News