Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s first year as a congresswoman has featured frequent fights with numerous Republicans. She has engaged in feuds with everyone from hosts from Fox News to the President himself.
Over the weekend, the Alabama GOP adopted a resolution that called for the removal of Omar from congress. She hit back at the group, telling them she represents her Minnesota district and slamming them for supporting accused child molester, Roy Moore.
The Alabama lawmakers drafted the resolution during their yearly meeting. The group claimed, “Representative Omar has engaged in rhetoric that explicitly runs counter to American values and patriotism by falsely accusing U.S. armed forces of committing war crimes while on mission to liberate her home country of Somalia.”
Alabama State Senator Tommy Hanes told Fox News, “Rep. Omar is ungrateful to the United States and the opportunities that have been afforded to her. Anyone that holds contempt for America ought not serve this great nation as a member of Congress.”
Omar responded to the resolution by explaining to the group, “Sorry, Alabama GOP, but this is a representative democracy.
I was elected with 78% of the vote by the people of Minnesota’s 5th District, not the Alabama Republican Party.”
The Minnesota lawmaker also slammed the lawmakers for their support of Roy Moore. She continued, “If you want to clean up politics, maybe don’t nominate an accused child molester as your Senate candidate?”
Sorry, @ALGOPHQ, but this is a representative democracy.
I was elected with 78% of the vote by the people of Minnesota's 5th District, not the Alabama Republican Party.See Also
If you want to clean up politics, maybe don’t nominate an accused child molester as your Senate candidate? https://t.co/r9NvsZKRUw
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) August 27, 2019
Despite the support of the Alabama GOP, Moore lost his December 2017 election to Democrat Doug Jones. The controversial judge recently announced that he will run again in 2020.
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