In a bold and surprising move, the Alabama Republican Party signed a resolution on Aug. 24 requesting the expulsion of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from the United States House of Representatives. That a state other than the one the freshman represents is seeking her removal is startling enough, but the real shocker may just be the results and how the left will likely twist this into something born of racism against the Somalin-born refugee.
The legislative body is citing Article 1, Section 5 of the Constitution, which says, “Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behavior, and, with the Concurrence of two-thirds, expel a Member.” The resolution references four occasions of misconduct as evidence and reason to oust Omar.
- “Rep. Omar has engaged in rhetoric that explicitly runs counter to American values and patriotism by falsely accusing US armed forces of committing war crimes while on mission to liberate her home country of Somalia.”
In a tweet, Omar accuses US military forces of killing thousands of Somalians; however, the reason behind so many hurt and killed is because the ambulances were blocked from leaving the war zone.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) October 16, 2017
- “Rep. Omar dismissed the 9/11 terror attacks waged by radical Islam on the World Trade Center by stating ‘some people did something.’”
The Representative angered a lot of Americans with her callous remark and prompted President Trump to tweet a video showing her repeating those words with a flurry of pictures that highlighted the terrorist attack. Omar then said that she was receiving death threats because of the president’s tweet.
WE WILL NEVER FORGET! pic.twitter.com/VxrGFRFeJM
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 12, 2019
- “Rep. Omar sympathized with a convicted terrorist and member of the Islamic State of lraq and Syria by advocating a US District Judge for sentencing leniency.”
Backing terrorist groups seems to be a thing for her. In a letter to the judge, she requested compassion for the criminals. “The best deterrent to fanaticism is a system of compassion,” she wrote. “We must alter our attitude and approach; if we truly want to effect change, we should refocus our efforts on inclusion and rehabilitation.”
Obviously this same approach, good enough for terrorists, isn’t good enough for Christians, Donald Trump, or conservatives.
- “Rep. Omar has a disturbing record of using anti-Semitic language that includes alleging Jewish money is used to buy American influence regarding its policy toward Israel; Rep. Omar is also a supporter of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign.”
Omar is no stranger to using anti-Semitic language and being called to the table for it. Despite her urge to go easy on terrorist groups, she continues to slam America, the president, and the people – who do not follow her aisle of thought – without apology or shame. After her “It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” remark, the Dems scrambled to do damage control and passed a resolution against hate speech. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-NY) demanded an apology for what he called a “vile antisemitic slur.” Vice President Mike Pence said that “at a minimum anyone who slanders those who support this historic alliance between the United States and Israel should never have a seat on the Foreign Affairs Committee in the United States House of Representatives.”
Omar is under scrutiny for several other proven and alleged issues, such as whether she committed immigration fraud by marrying her brother to get him citizenship, campaign fraud, tax fraud, bigamy, and stealing another woman’s husband. Perhaps what should be shocking is that it took this long for something like this to happen. There’s one important question now, though: Will anything come of this?