Controversial Congresswoman Ilhan Omar escalated her ongoing feud with the Trump administration this week; vowing to remain the President’s “nightmare” in the coming months.
“It sure feels good to be home. They said, ‘Send her back,’ They didn’t know I was already going back… The reality is he is threatened because we’re inspiring people to dream about a country that recognizes their dignity and their humanity,” said Omar.
“We’re pushing for a country that takes care of its sick, its most vulnerable… When I said I was the President’s nightmare, well, you’re watching it now because his nightmare is seeing a Somali, immigrant refugee rise to Congress,” she added.
“We are gonna continue to keep fighting until we have the America we know we all deserve."
— ABC News (@ABC) July 19, 2019
Democratic lawmakers pushed-back against Rep. Ilhan Omar’s latest legislation defending a proposed boycott of Israel; saying the bill is “dead on arrival” in the House of Representatives.
“High-profile Democrats are decrying a controversial resolution from Rep. Ilhan Omar affirming the right to boycott Israel, even as they rally behind her and three other first-term congresswomen attacked by President Trump,” reports Fox News.
“We are introducing a resolution … to really speak about the American values that support and believe in our ability to exercise our First Amendment rights in regard to boycotting,” Omar said in a recent interview.
“I can’t imagine that any committee is going to mark up or take seriously any pro-BDS resolution,” said Rep. Brad Sherman. “Am I worried about the overall BDS movement worldwide as an economic matter? No. As an effort to delegitimize Israel, of course. The comments here today are a tiny part of that delegitimizing effort.”
“I think the BDS movement is harmful, and anyone that promotes it is making a big mistake,” said Rep. Eliot Engel.
“Americans of conscience have a proud history of participating in boycotts to advocate for human rights abroad including … boycotting Nazi Germany from March 1933 to October 1941 in response to the dehumanization of the Jewish people in the lead-up to the Holocaust,” Omar told her colleagues when introducing the legislation Tuesday.
A NEW LOW: Omar Compares Her 9/11 Comments with Famous Bush Speech, Asks of W. ‘Downplayed Attacks’
Controversial Rep. Ilhan Omar stunned Americans on both sides of the political aisle Friday; comparing her previous comments on the 9/11 terror attack with George W. Bush’s address from the rubble of the World Trade Center.
“’The people — and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!’ President George W. Bush. Was Bush downplaying the terrorist attack? What if he was a Muslim?” posted Omar on social media.
“The people — and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!” President George W. Bush
Was Bush downplaying the terrorist attack?
What if he was a Muslim 🤔 https://t.co/XMazssoD49
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 12, 2019
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi confirmed Friday she plans to “speak to her” regarding Omar’s stunning rhetoric.
BACKLASH BUILDS: Pelosi Vows to ‘Speak’ With Omar Over 9/11 Remarks, Top Dem Says ‘Extremely Hurtful’
A growing backlash engulfed Rep. Ilhan Omar Friday for her recent comments regarding the 9/11 terror attacks, with a top Democrat calling the remarks “extremely hurtful.”
Assistant Speaker of the House Rep. Ben Ray Lujan was asked to weigh-in Friday on Omar’s vicious rhetoric after she labeled the September 11th attacks as just “some people” who “did something.”
“Several of her colleagues have jumped to her defense. Do you think that she was inappropriately dismissive of what happened on September 11, 2001?” asked MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt.
“Well, those statements were not only hurtful to me, but extremely hurtful to everyone that was personally impacted by those terrorist attacks,” Lujan said. “No one should refer to what happened on 9/11, with terrorist attacks that killed thousands of Americans, as ‘something by some people.’ And that’s what was wrong with those statements.”
Speaker Nancy Pelosi: "I haven't had the opportunity to speak with [Rep. Ilhan Omar] to see the nature of her comment and, as is my custom with my colleagues, I call them in before I call them out so I'll look forward to hearing from her." pic.twitter.com/5A6Zo9n6KJ
— The Hill (@thehill) April 12, 2019