Controversial Congresswoman Ilhan Omar took a cheap shot at two top-tier presidential candidates this week; saying it would be “tragic” for her party to nominate former Vice President Joe Biden or South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
“If you had to pick one? If one of them is the candidate for your party, who would you rather it be?” asked The Intercept podcast host Mehdi Hasan.
“So you’re saying if something tragic happens and they ended up being the nominee?” asked Omar.
— The Intercept (@theintercept) October 24, 2019
Ilhan Omar -and fellow ‘Squad’ members Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib- officially endorsed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination last weekend.
.@BernieSanders isn’t fighting to win just one presidential election — he’s fighting for the soul of our democracy.
Here’s more on why I’m so proud to give Bernie my endorsement for president of the United States: pic.twitter.com/1NLMPnzS1x
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) October 16, 2019
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BACKLASH BUILDS: Ilhan Omar Refers to 9/11 Terror Attacks as ‘Some People’ Who ‘Did Something’
Rep. Ilhan Omar found herself at the center of another national controversy this week after footage emerged of the freshman Democrat referring to the devastating 9/11 terror attacks as “some people” who “did something.”
“CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognize that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties,” said Omar while speaking with supporters.
First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as “some people who did something”.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) April 9, 2019
“First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as ‘some people who did something,’” wrote Rep. Dan Crenshaw on social media.
BACKLASH BUILDS: Ilhan Omar in BIG TROUBLE Over Now-Deleted Tweet on 'Latin' Immigration
Controversial Congresswoman Ilhan Omar found herself -once again- under fire from both parties Wednesday; posting a now-deleted tweet that claimed Latin American immigrants could never enter the US using a “merit based” system.
“A ‘merit based’ immigration policy is fueled by racism towards the Latinx community,” Omar wrote. “Our immigration policies shouldn’t be based on discrimination, fear, or bigotry. We should welcome immigrants to our country and offer a simple way to citizenship.”
Sen. Ted Cruz, the son of a Cuban immigrant who earned Math Degree and became a computer program, slammed Omar’s comments as deeply “troubling.”
“As the son of a Cuban immigrant whose Dad came to get a math degree & become a computer programmer, I’m troubled that Dems seem to believe Hispanic immigrants can’t qualify for skills-based legal immigration. Bringing in more scientists, engineers & doctors is good for US jobs,” posted Cruz.
As the son of a Cuban immigrant whose Dad came to get a math degree & become a computer programmer, I’m troubled that Dems seem to believe Hispanic immigrants can’t qualify for skills-based legal immigration. Bringing in more scientists, engineers & doctors is good for US jobs. https://t.co/iugniZgJtL
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 29, 2019
The Congresswoman weighed-in on America’s foreign policy debate Tuesday; bizarrely saying the United States’ role in the world should be re-organized from the “perspective of a foreigner.”
“U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar has aggressively pursued a foreign policy legacy in her first five months in office, drawing sharp blowback from the Trump administration as she seeks to be a prominent voice on world affairs,” reports the Star Tribune.
“When I think about foreign policy, we need something equivalent to the Green New Deal,” Omar said. “It’s important for me to think about what an overhaul of our foreign policy should look like from the standpoint of really thinking how it impacts those around the world, and where our values intersect with what’s happening.”
“We spend a lot of money in engaging unwinnable wars, and I don’t think it matches with the values of trying to create prosperity in the United States,” she added, claiming she brings “the perspective of a foreigner” to policy-making decisions.
Omar made national headlines late last week when she viciously mocked supporters of President Trump across the country; calling GOP voters “ignorant.”
Omar was speaking with the liberal podcast ‘Next Left’ when she was asked to comment on the current immigration debate in the country.
“There are agencies that run the resettlement program. This is a process that’s run through them. If you end that contract, it’s not that refugees are not going to be resettled, it’s that the state just doesn’t get informed,” Omar said. “And so the only leverage you have is that you are part of this contract and you can be part of the negotiations on how many people get resettled in your state.”
“And so it is not that they might not be knowledgeable about this, but they use it as a tool to stir up hate and division. And ignorance really is pervasive in many parts of this country. And as someone who was raised by educators, I really like to inform people about things that they might be ignorant to, willingly or unwillingly,” Omar continued.
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