Part of the solemn duty our elected officials promise to undertake is to be the representative of Americans on matters which are vital to the Republic. That’s what makes the disgraceful display by Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib so maddening to those of us who take our patriotic duty seriously.
Our country’s military men and women put their lives in harm’s way so that our country can remain “land of the free and home of the brave.” That’s why it’s so utterly disgusting to see these two haters of everything America stands for start laughing and whooping it up while the deaths of American troops were being discussed at a live press conference.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), was discussing U.S. troops being killed.
“I’m very glad to say that I was part of the 132 and also the vote for Barbara Lee’s amendment, but I think that the point of that is that that is the same war that we’re dealing with today,” Lee said. “We never solved any problems with AUMF, we left 4,000-plus, maybe even 4400 dead, and over 60,000 who came back injured in some form and the war never ended.”
Rather than stand silently behind her colleague as she spoke, Omar became a distraction when she starting laughing and turned all the way around to talk to Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who was also laughing.
Then, Omar had the audacity to joke about suffering from “PTSD.”
First, Omar claimed she “felt ill” because of “everything that is taking place” in the Middle East. The Somali refugee had taken Iran’s side in the conflict with the United States.
“This makes no sense. Sanctions are economic warfare,” the Minnesota Democrat said Wednesday. “They have already caused medical shortages and countless deaths in Iran. You cannot claim to want deescalation and then announce new sanctions with no clear goal. This is not a measured response!”
“And I think every time I hear about … I hear of conversations around war, I find myself being stricken with PTSD,” she said. “And I find peace knowing that I serve with great advocates for peace and people who have shown courage against war.”
Rep. Jim Banks, a Republican who served in Afghanistan, said Omar’s comments were a “disgrace,” calling the remarks “offensive to our nation’s veterans who really do have PTSD after putting their life on the line to keep America safe.”
Well, the anti-Semitic Congresswoman was in for a rude awakening.
Reporter Ryan Saavedra posted: “Heard from multiple U.S. troops today who were absolutely enraged by Democrat Ilhan Omar laughing while her colleague talked about Americans who have been killed in battle.”
“WATCH: Jihad-Rep Ilhan Omar Laughs While Discussing U.S. Casualties In Iraq: Just disgusting. Named ‘2019 Antisemite of the Year’ @IlhanMN laughs at our fallen heroes but cries for the ISIS recruits in her district and begs clemency for them,” tweeted Pamela Geller, bestselling author of “Stop the Islamization of America.”
“Anti-Semitic Rep Omar doesn’t care about Americans. It’s very clear by her disgusting laughs at Sheila Jacksons mention of US casualties in the Iraq war. It’s shocking that we have an enemy of the ppl in Congress. Omar should be Expelled & stripped of her Security Clearance,” tweeted Heather Wolf.
“Does this really surprise anyone? @ilhanMN is a racist traitor. She’s an agent of the enemy and it would be wise to remove her from office IMMEDIATELY!” tweeted “Cagehead.”
“Omar wasn’t sick enough to laugh when talking about our deceased soldiers. Where in hell is @SpeakerPelosi? She needs to get her ass back and fire the radicals she allowed to take over her caucus!! People it’s time to clean this swamp. Grab your kids, family, friends, vote RED!” tweeted “Ruth Red.”
She was responding to this tweet by FOX News’ Laura Ingraham: “Call the medic! @IlhanMN says she feels ‘ill a little bit’ with all this talk of conflict with Iran. Well, I’m sure her dismissive talk of al Qaeda and 9/11 made a lot of Americans feel way more ill (and angry).”
First, the 38-year-old freshman congresswoman has committed to “step in and stop” Trump after a U.S. airstrike killed Iranian terrorist Qassem Soleimani last week. Omar accused the president of wanting war as a distraction against impeachment.
On Tuesday, Minnesota’s most infamous congresswoman was getting blasted by conservative reporters after it was discovered she’s giving Iran advice to take out President Donald Trump’s hotels around the world. It’s so bad, Robert Spencer, the director of Jihad Watch, is labeling Omar a “representative of Tehran.”
Ilhan Omar has no business serving as a United States Congresswoman. It’s high time the Minnesota people do the right thing. Omar’s statements just in the last week are enough evidence for her constituents to call for her removal. We can now say without any doubt she is a danger to the security of the United States, and it’s time to take whatever steps necessary to make sure she no longer has access to America’s most classified information.