The newly-elected freshman Democrats repping the fringe left sure love to talk, much to the enjoyment of the GOP.
Reps. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., and Alexander Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., stumble headlong into one controversy after another, not allowing the dust to settle from their latest fubar before engaging in another.
True to form, a video has emerged of Omar, one of the first two Muslim women ever elected to Congress, denouncing others who treat her as “less than human.”
Never mind that the lawmaker just dismissed President Donald Trump on Monday as not being “human,” this coming after her party passed a resolution denouncing hate — which started out as a condemnation of Omar’s latest anti-Semitic remark, before her progressive allies ran to her defense to water it down.
Rep. Omar snaps and calls the president of the United States 'not human.' That resolution is working so well. https://t.co/ISnKGAENme
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) March 12, 2019
Seriously. You can’t make this stuff up. Democrats should fall to their knees nightly to thank their media allies for keeping them in the game.
In the video, Omar, a Somali refugee who wears her hijab in the halls of Congress, is advocating on behalf of Palestine as she continues to question US support for Israel. Talking about receiving death threats she basks in her victimhood, wasting no time in playing the race card and the Islamophobia card.
The remarks are from a town hall on progressive policy two weeks ago from Busboys and Poets in Washington. Omar’s in attendance, as is Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich, the other Muslim woman elected last year. Both have advocated for abolishing the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
(No stranger to controversy, the radical left Palestinian-American called President Trump a “mother f–ker” after being elected.)
“We know what hate looks like. We experience it every single day!” Omar tells the audience. “I have colleagues who talk about death threats. I have colleagues who talk about death threats. And sometimes, there are cities in my state where gas stations have written on their bathrooms, ‘Assassinate Ilhan Omar.'”
“I have people driving around my district looking for my home, for my office, causing me harm,” she claims. “I have people every single day, on Fox News and everywhere, posting that I am a threat to this country. So I know what fear looks like.”
Omar mentions the 2017 bombing of the Minnesota mosque she said she prays in “by two domestic white terrorists.”
“So I know what it feels to be someone who is of faith that is vilified,” Omar said. “I know what it means to be of someone who is of ethnicity that is vilified. I know what it feels to be of a race, of a race—right? Like, I am an immigrant, so I don’t have the historical drama that some of my black sisters and brothers have in this country. But I know—I know what it means for people to just see me as a black person and to treat me as less than a human.”
“And so, when people say, ‘You are bringing hate,’ I know what their intention is,” she continued. “Their intention is to make sure that our lights are dimmed, that we walk around with our heads bowed, that we lower our face and our voice.”
Omar went on to say she and Tlaib represent others who never had the opportunity to walk the halls of Congress and that they will not be intimidated.
“So, we’re here. We’re here to stay and represent the voices of people who have been silenced for many decades and generations,” she said.
“So, what people are afraid of is not that there are two Muslims in Congress. What people are afraid of is that there are two Muslims in Congress that have their eyes wide open, that have their feet to the ground, that know what they’re talking about, that are fearless, and that understand that they have the same election certificate as everyone else in Congress.”
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