Ilhan Abdullahi Omar

Ilhan Omar

Representative Ilhan Omar keeps opening her mouth and keeps putting her proverbial foot in it with her remarks about Jews and Israel.

Per Wikipedia, she “is a Somali-American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 5th congressional district since 2019. The district includes all of Minneapolis and some of its suburbs.

Omar was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2016 on the Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party line, which made her the first Somali American elected to legislative office in the United States.” That is fine and well with me, but this constant anti-Israel/Jewish ranting is not. It makes me question who she is representing, herself or the people who elected her. Her congressional district includes those of the the Jewish faith and what keeps coming out of her mouth is very biased against those who support Israel and the Jewish state itself. Something that she avoided during her campaigning for the office that she now occupies.

Things have gotten so bad that President, Donald Trump even has tweeted about her. Representative Omar is hurting her own party as well as herself. So much so that House Democrats are again considering voting on a new resolution condemning antisemitism. This is neither good for her or the Democratic Party.

Per NPR, “The latest controversy follows comments Omar made at an event last Wednesday at Busboys and Poets, a politically minded coffee shop and restaurant chain in Washington, D.C., that held a “progressive town hall” with Omar and fellow freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. The duo are the first Muslim women to serve in Congress. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., and Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., also attended the town hall.

“I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK to push for allegiance to a foreign country,” Omar said at the event. The statement has sparked a furious response from senior Democrats and Jewish groups.

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., who is Jewish, called it “a vile anti-Semitic slur.”

I truly think that if this had been about comments that denigrated some other religious group or minority something would have been done already. My patience and the patience of others has been well tested. The time for Representative Omar to shut up and step down from office is fast coming up and she has shown that she can not or will not behave in a manner that is appropriate for a Congressperson. She needs to be censured and if she continues with her rants to be recalled.

That is my opinion- Jumpin Jersey Mike

 

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