Controversial Congresswoman Ilhan Omar raised eyebrows on both sides of the political aisle this week; bizarrely suggesting the United States “shouldn’t rush into sanctioning countries” like Iran.
“The humanitarian crisis created by our sanctions in Iran is unconscionable. Ordinary Iranians bear the brunt and more than 3 million people are unemployed. This is why we shouldn’t rush into sanctioning countries,” posted Omar on social media.
The humanitarian crisis created by our sanctions in Iran is unconscionable.
Ordinary Iranians bear the brunt and more than 3 million people are unemployed.
This is why we shouldn’t rush into sanctioning countries.
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) October 29, 2019
Omar is poised to introduce new legislation in the coming days that would “guarantee a home for everyone,” saying the escalating homeless crisis sweeping cities like San Francisco and Los Angeles is a “stain on our country.”
“It is a moral stain on our country that we have half a million or more people facing homelessness … In few weeks, we are going to introduce our Homes For All legislation, which will, hopefully, guarantee a home for everyone,” she said.
.@IlhanMN: “It is a moral stain on our country that we have half a million or more people facing homelessness … In few weeks, we are going to introduce our Homes For All legislation, which will, hopefully, guarantee a home for everyone." pic.twitter.com/H53wrXanTP
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 25, 2019
‘NOT BUYING IT’: Trump Slams ‘Tlaib’s Tears,’ Says Rashida ‘Hates Israel’
President Trump called-out Rep. Rashida Tlaib Tuesday afternoon following the Congresswoman’s press conference; saying she “hates Israel” and is the “new face of the Democratic Party.”
“Sorry, I don’t buy Rep. Tlaib’s tears. I have watched her violence, craziness and, most importantly, WORDS, for far too long. Now tears? She hates Israel and all Jewish people. She is an anti-Semite. She and her 3 friends are the new face of the Democrat Party. Live with it!” posted Trump on Twitter.
Rep. Ilhan Omar continued to escalate her fiery rhetoric against Israel this week; saying their government is denying “freedom” to millions of Palestinians while mocking the Jewish State’s “Democracy.”
NEW: Rep. Ilhan Omar on U.S. aid to Israel: "We must be asking, as Israel's ally, the Netanyahu government stop the expansion of settlements on Palestinian land and ensure full rights for Palestinians if we are to give them aid." https://t.co/BflAp7aeir pic.twitter.com/tsSWcN22SU
— ABC News (@ABC) August 19, 2019
“We in the United States have a constructive role to play. We give Israel more than $3 billion in aid every year. This is predicated on them being an important ally in the region, and the ‘only democracy’ in the Middle East,” mocked Omar.
“We must be asking, as Israel’s ally, the Netanyahu government stop the expansion of settlements on Palestinian land and ensure full rights for Palestinians if we are to give them aid,” she added.
Omar posted a massive, anti-Israeli tirade on social media Friday, just hours after she was denied entry into the Jewish State for her outspoken support of multiple boycott initiatives.
“Let’s be clear: the goal of our trip was to witness firsthand what is happening on the ground in Palestine and hear from stakeholders —our job as Members of Congress. But since we were unable to fulfill our role as legislators, I am sharing what we would have seen,” she posted on Twitter. “First, I planned to hold meetings with members of the Knesset (both Jewish and Arab) along with Israeli security officials.”
“The humanitarian crisis in Gaza is one of the worst in the world—with 97% of water unfit for human consumption and on the verge of collapse. Most of the people in Gaza are children,” she added. “77% of shops have closed bc of military occupation. Palestinians walk with garbage nets above their heads, put up to catch trash thrown by settlers. Violent attacks on Palestinians are routine.”
CALL TO ARMS? Ocasio-Cortez Says Those in 'Poverty in the US' Should 'Riot' Like Palestinians
Controversial Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez found herself at the center of another anti-Israeli scandal this week; saying Palestinians “have no choice but to riot” and urging Americans to follow suit.
NEW: Anti-Semitic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) encourages Palestinians to "riot" against Israel https://t.co/x7LviKOKk6
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 31, 2019
“Once someone doesn’t have access to clean water they have no choice but to riot. Right?” she said. “But it doesn’t have to be that way. I’m not even just talking about Palestinians, I’m talking about communities in poverty in the United States, I’m talking about Latin America, I’m talking about all over the world.”
“The same way me criticizing Trump doesn’t make me anti-American, criticizing the occupation doesn’t make you anti-Israel, frankly. It doesn’t make you against the existence of a nation,” she added.
Ocasio-Cortez doubled-down on her vitriolic rhetoric regarding the Middle East peace process in a recent interview; saying she absolutely agrees with the host’s criticism of the “criminal” Israeli government and other “White Supremacist Jews.”
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 30, 2019
“There’s a lot of young Jewish people that I know that are absolutely against the occupation and I wanted you, because often on this program, we have the freedom to address the fact that something that you know people, it’s an oxymoron, how do you have white supremacist Jews? How do you have people like Stephen Miller? How do you have these individuals who are legit aligning with racism and white supremacy, but they’re Jewish and it’s something that most people can’t wrap their brains around. But it’s a real thing and what’s going on with Israel and Palestine, while it’s very deep, it is very, very criminal. It is very, very unjust,” said ‘EBRO in the morning.’
“Absolutely, and I think to where we’re at as a country when it comes to Israel-Palestine is very much a generational thing. I think that when we start looking at it through that lens, a lot of this stuff starts to make sense. It’s like what you’re talking about, young Jews in Israel are sick of this,” said Ocasio-Cortez.
President Trump called-out ‘The Squad’ on social media earlier this month; blasting the four freshman Congresswomen as “racist troublemakers” and “not very smart.”
“The ‘Squad’ is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart. They are pulling the once great Democrat Party far left, and were against humanitarian aid at the Border…And are now against ICE and Homeland Security. So bad for our Country!” posted the President on Twitter.
The “Squad” is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart. They are pulling the once great Democrat Party far left, and were against humanitarian aid at the Border…And are now against ICE and Homeland Security. So bad for our Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2019
‘The Squad’ consists of Representatives Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib, and Pressley.