Ilhan Omar Isn’t Taking Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Racist Taunts — “Get Off The Looney Train Now That You’re In Congress”

Q-anon-spouting Congresswoman-elect Marjorie Taylor Greene and incumbent Senator Kelly Loeffler have both turned their Twitter sights to targeting “the squad” — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib. However, these representatives don’t back down, and Ilhan Omar is not ignoring racist attacks from Greene. On Twitter Friday, the congresswoman fired back at her soon-to-be colleague.

[Photo Credit: Tony Webster from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons]

It started with a post from Kelly Loeffler, who is currently a Senator from Georgia, and is facing a runoff election in January to see whether she keeps her seat. She shared an article from the conservative site Free Beacon, attacking her opponent Raphael Warnock, and by extension, Ilhan Omar for agreeing with a point Warnock made in a sermon about “serving two masters,” quoting from the Bible. She tried to spin it as Warnock attacking members of the military.

Ilhan responded, calling out Loeffler for lying and for being “disastrous, insider trading, Qanon conspiracy supporting, fear-mongering” and appointed rather than elected, and warned her not to “run against the squad,” repeating her assessment from earlier this month that Trump “f#%d around and found out”

Loeffler jumped in with a slew of personal attacks, including accusing Omar of laughing about 9/11 — a blatant lie, as reported here by the Associated Press. She also referred to Omar’s campaign’s use of her husband’s consulting firm as “funneling money” — without the context that would make it clear it’s not an accusation of embezzling government funds or of anything illegal or unethical.

When Omar made light of the attempted attacks, that’s when Marjorie Taylor Greene felt the need to jump in. She repeated the old, false, racist claim that Omar married her brother. The Tampa Bay Times covered this previously, explaining thoroughly that this was an assertion made by partisan entities without any supporting evidence.

However, Omar isn’t letting Greene’s racist attack bother her. She warned the Congresswoman-Elect that “looney” might go over well in Greene’s part of Georgia (where she received less than 75% of the vote despite running unopposed), but won’t fly in Congress.

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