Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) proved just how clueless she is about her own political beliefs with a recent tweet in reaction to the anti-government protests in Hong Kong.
“Could we take back our democracy if 1.7 million Americans marched for it?” the congresswoman tweeted in reaction to video of a reported 1.7 million people marching for freedom in Hong Kong.
Could we take back our democracy if 1.7 million Americans marched for it? https://t.co/LVVaPrm1pJ
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) August 18, 2019
While everyone should support more freedom worldwide, especially in places where things like free speech are not respected by the government, Omar’s tweet was air-headed, to say the least.
These protesters are waving American flags and playing the American national anthem and she’s going to compare the situation in Hong Kong to the situation in America? Talk about privilege and cluelessness.
Social media users were quick to point out the fact that Omar stands for the very things that these Hong Kong protesters are demonstrating against. Her answer to everything is more government. Well, Omar, when you give more and more power to the government, eventually freedoms all but disappear and people end up taking to the streets and waving the flag of a country that actually respects freedom like, you know, a little place called America.
“Funny. They are waving American flags & singing our Anthem. Why did you immigrate here if it is so awful?” one Twitter user wrote in response to Omar’s tweet.
“You speak as if we have had our freedoms taken. And yet you are one of those who want to remove those freedoms. This tweet is weird that way,” another replied.
“Imagine for a moment if Donald Trump tweeted something like this … There would be INSANE OUTRAGE and the headlines would be ‘Fascist Trump calls on his supporters to take to the streets and overthrow the government!!!!’ When Omar does it… it’s silence,” conservative author and humorist Tim Young tweeted.
Another responded to Omar with a warning.
“You haven’t been able take our freedoms away yet. If you try, we’ll get our walking shoes,” the user tweeted.
Check out some more responses below:
Yet you want more government control in America pic.twitter.com/uDZB9s2Ucp
— Matt Batzel (@MattBatzel) August 19, 2019
Ilhan Omar, the people of Hong Kong are protesting everything you stand for. You win the ‘Dumbest Tweet of the Day’ Award.
— Glen Woodfin (@GlenWoodfin) August 19, 2019
Are you hinting that you want to overthrow the US Government? I feel like that's not something elected officials should be doing.
— Liz Mac (@TheLizMac) August 18, 2019
If you’re really calling for a revolution you truly are the enemy of the American people.
— Pat Menards (@PatMenard5) August 18, 2019
Oh and the #AmericanFlag being carried and they’re singing our National Anthem. Imagine that? #HongKong protesters recognize our symbols are that of #FREEDOM Something the #left #socialist do not. They’re quick to limit Speech and right to arm! Regs on companies kill economy!
— Grace Vasquez (@itsYourGrace) August 19, 2019
Guess you missed all the American flags and the Star Spangled Banner playing by the people in Hong Kong while protesting China's communism.
— Shesaseer (@shesaseer) August 19, 2019
It is getting incredibly hard to take Omar seriously as a lawmaker. This response to the Hong Kong protests is just one example of her seeming to be alarmingly clueless about the very things she advocates for.
This is a congresswoman who lives in an intellectual bubble that allows her to never be challenged. She retweeted thoughts from Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) that somehow tried to tie the Hong Kong protests to President Donald Trump, which is quite a stretch when, again, you consider the fact that many of these protesters are celebrating America while they demonstrate against their government.
“America hears the people of Hong Kong. President @realDonaldTrump: It is unacceptable that you are not standing up to President Xi as he intensifies his crackdown on democratic rights in Hong Kong. The Chinese Communist Party must face consequences,” Schumer’s tweet read.
America hears the people of Hong Kong.
President @realDonaldTrump: It is unacceptable that you are not standing up to President Xi as he intensifies his crackdown on democratic rights in Hong Kong.
The Chinese Communist Party must face consequences.https://t.co/QisBAgNdyo
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) August 18, 2019
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