Ilhan Omar is the gift that keeps on giving. If she didn’t exist, the GOP would invent her such is she helping Trump and the GOP.
She is arrogant and ill-informed and worse, demands others follow her regardless of the veracity of her claims.
But this goes a bit too far, even for her. Omar introduced a resolution to basically boycott Israel over the Palestinian issue.
The resolution does not stand a chance in hell of passing but with all that is going on is this a good look for Omar? Only if she wants the Dems to get wiped out in 2020.
From JNS: U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar said that she plans to introduce a resolution this week in support of the anti-Israel BDS movement, reported Al-Monitor on Tuesday.
“We are introducing a resolution … to really speak about the American values that support and believe in our ability to exercise our first amendment rights in regard to boycotting,” the congresswoman told the outlet. “And it is an opportunity for us to explain why it is we support a nonviolent movement, which is the BDS movement.”
Since entering Congress in January, Omar has made multiple anti-Semitic and anti-Israel remarks.
From The Washington Examiner: Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar compared the anti-Israel boycott to the Boston Tea Party while speaking during a House Foreign Affairs Committee markup on Wednesday.
Omar argued that the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction movement, which is meant to put pressure on the Israeli government to improve the treatment of the Palestinians, is nonviolent and therefore should be a means of protest the U.S. government supports.
“We should condemn in the strongest terms violence that perpetuates the occupation whether it is perpetuated either by Israel, Hamas, or individuals,” Omar stated. “But if we are going to condemn violent means of resisting the occupation, we cannot also condemn non-violent means. We cannot simultaneously say we want peace then openly oppose peaceful means to hold our allies accountable.”
“It recognizes the proud history of boycott movements in this country dating back to the Boston Tea Party. We should honor these movements and that history,” she continued.
The text of resolution makes the same comparison, saying, “Boycotts have been effectively used in the United States by advocates for equal rights since the Boston Tea Party.”
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) slams Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for her support of the anti-Semitic BDS movement — which is designed to destroy Israel pic.twitter.com/qBehMWuScS
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