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AOC, Omar Vow Impeachment Investigation After Mueller Report Vindication

Freshman Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) have vowed to investigate President Trump for impeachable offenses after yesterday’s release of the highly anticipated Mueller report which exonerated the Commander-in-Chief.

Taking to Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez announced she would sign on to Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s (D-MI) impeachment resolution which calls upon the Judiciary Committee to investigate whether the president committed offenses that could be considered impeachable.

Cortez wrote, “Mueller’s report is clear in pointing to Congress’ responsibility in investigating obstruction of justice by the President. It is our job as outlined in Article 1, Sec 2, Clause 5 of the US Constitution.”

The congresswoman continued, “While I understand the political reality of the Senate + election considerations, upon reading this DoJ report, which explicitly names Congress in determining obstruction, I cannot see a reason for us to abdicate from our constitutionally mandated responsibility to investigate.”

Omar responded to a tweet from Tlaib calling for the president’s impeachment, writing, “Impeachment is part of our constitutional responsibility. We have an obligation to investigate whether the President committed impeachable offenses, including: -Obstruction of justice -Violating the Emoluments Clause -Collusion -Abuse of power”

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said last month that she was not in favor of impeachment, calling it “divisive for the country.”

“I’m not for impeachment,”she told the Washington Post.

“Impeachment is so divisive to the country that unless there’s something so compelling and overwhelming and bipartisan, I don’t think we should go down that path, because it divides the country. And he’s just not worth it.”

 

Omar Wonders: Did George Bush Downplay 9/11 Attacks, Too?

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) continued to defend her disgraceful comments about 9/11 by citing George W. Bush’s famous bullhorn speech days after the terror attacks.

Taking to Twitter today, the controversial congresswoman quoted President Bush who said on September 14, 2001, “The people — and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!”

“Was Bush downplaying the terrorist attack?” Omar wondered on the social media platform. “What if he was a Muslim” she wrote.

Omar has come under fire for a recent speech she gave at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) where she said that the group was founded “after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something, and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”

The congresswoman’s comments sparked outrage across the country, and yesterday, the front page of the New York Post slammed the lawmaker for her dismissive remarks.

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The newspaper featured a devastating photograph of the World Trade Center Towers along with the headline, “Here is your something.” The secondary headline reads, “2,977 people dead by terrorism.”

Since her comments went viral, Omar defended herself, telling Late Show host Stephen Colbert ‘I took an oath – I took an oath to the Constitution. I am as American as everyone else is.”  She also lamented the “double standards” she faces and claims she is discriminated against for her Islamic faith.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said that the conservative backlash from Omar’s comments have created an “incitement of violence against progressive women of color.”

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) also came to Omar’s defense, claiming her colleague’s words were taken out of context in a “pure racist act.”

Speaking to MSNBC, Tlaib said, “They do that all the time, especially women of color, they take our words out of context because they’re afraid because we speak truth, we speak truth to power. This is just pure racist act,” she said.

“My sister, Ilhan Omar, what she was talking about, was uplifting people by supporting their civil liberties and civil rights,” Tlaib added. “She has always, always condemned any strategy, especially of a person directly impacted by a refugee herself.”

AOC Defends Omar, Tells SEAL Crenshaw “Why Don’t You Go Do Something” About Domestic Terrorists

Socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) told former Navy SEAL and Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R) to “go do something” about domestic terrorism after the war veteran called out Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for her despicable comments about 9/11.

Taking to Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez told Crenshaw–who served in the Navy SEALs for 10 years and lost his eye after an IED attack–“In 2018, right-wing extremists were behind almost ALL US domestic terrorist killings. Why don’t you go do something about that?”

Crenshaw criticized Omar earlier this week after it was revealed that the congresswoman described the September 11th attacks as “some people did something” at a recent CAIR event.

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On Tuesday, Crenshaw wrote on Twitter, “First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as “some people who did something”. Unbelievable.”

Omar’s comments sparked outrage across the country, and yesterday, the front page of the New York Post slammed the congresswoman for her dismissive remarks.

The newspaper featured a devastating photograph of the World Trade Center Towers along with the headline, “Here is your something.” The secondary headline reads, “2,977 people dead by terrorism.”

Since her comments went viral, Omar defended herself, telling Late Show host Stephen Colbert ‘I took an oath – I took an oath to the Constitution. I am as American as everyone else is.”  She also lamented the “double standards” she faces and claims she is discriminated against for her Islamic faith.

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) also came to Omar’s defense, claiming her colleague’s words were taken out of context in a “pure racist act.”

Speaking to MSNBC, Tlaib said, “They do that all the time, especially women of color, they take our words out of context because they’re afraid because we speak truth, we speak truth to power. This is just pure racist act,” she said.

“My sister, Ilhan Omar, what she was talking about, was uplifting people by supporting their civil liberties and civil rights,” Tlaib added. “She has always, always condemned any strategy, especially of a person directly impacted by a refugee herself.”

“The fact that people are taking [Omar’s] words out of context and endangering the life of Rep. Omar is immoral, it’s wrong, and it needs to be called out by many colleagues in saying they need to stop, stop targeting her this way,” she continued. “It’s absolutely putting her life in danger.”

NY Post Slams Ilhan Omar, Reminds Her What Happened on 9/11

The New York Post slammed Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for her disgraceful comments about the September 11th attacks.

The newspaper featured a devastating photograph of the World Trade Center Towers along with the headline, “Here is your something.” The secondary headline reads, “2,977 people dead by terrorism.”

During a recent keynote address to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in March, the Congresswoman said CAIR was founded “after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something, and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.

In the same speech, she urged fellow Muslim Americans to “raise hell” and “make people uncomfortable.”

“So, to me, I say raise hell. Make people uncomfortable,” the Congresswoman said.  “Because here’s the truth, here’s the truth: Far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and frankly I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it.”

Watch her comments below:

Omar’s Description of Brutal 9/11 Attacks: “Some People Did Something”

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) described the brutal 9/11 terror attacks on the United States as an event where “some people did something.”

During a keynote address to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in March, the Congresswoman said CAIR was founded “after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something, and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”

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In the same speech, she urged fellow Muslim Americans to “raise hell” and “make people uncomfortable.”

“So, to me, I say raise hell. Make people uncomfortable,” the Congresswoman said.  “Because here’s the truth, here’s the truth: Far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and frankly I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it.”

For the full report, visit the Daily Caller.

Rep. Omar Under Campaign Spending Investigation

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is under investigation for violating campaign spending laws while she was a state representative.

Minnesota state Rep. Steve Drazkowski is accusing Omar of using $6,000 in campaign funds on her  divorce attorney and personal travel to Estonia and Boston.

Fox News reports: The Minnesota Campaign Finance Board was alerted after Omar, who was a state representative between 2017 and 2019, had to repay $2,500 that she accepted for speeches and higher education institutions funded by the government.

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The repayment stems from another complaint filed by Drazkowski. The ruling on the investigation is expected within the next month.

Drazkowski told Sinclair, “I had observed a long pattern. Representative Omar hasn’t followed the law. She’s repeatedly trampled on the laws of the state in a variety of areas, and gotten by with it.”

For the full story, click HERE.

Omar: Living in Trump’s America is an “Everyday Assault”

Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is warning that living in the United States under President Trump is “an everyday assault.”

“It’s an everyday assault. Every day, a part of your identity is threatened, demonized, and vilified. Trump is tapping into an ugly part of our society and freeing its ugliness,” she told Vogue Arabia.

“It’s been a challenge to try to figure out how to continue the inclusion; how to show up every day and make sure that people who identify with all the marginalized identities I carry, feel represented,” she continued.

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“It’s transitioning from the idea of constantly resisting to insisting in upholding the values we share — that this is a society that was built on the idea that you could start anew. And what that celebrates is immigrant heritage.”

H/T Washington Examiner

Tlaib Blames Islamophobic Democrats for Strong Reaction to Omar’s Anti-Semitism

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) blamed Islamophobic Democrats for their strong reaction against Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) recent anti-Semitic comments.

In an interview with The Circus released Sunday, host Alex Wagner asked Tlaib, “Why do you think people in your own party reacted so strongly against what [Omar] said?”

“You know, I’m trying to figure it out. It’s just this past week, I feel, and I know this would be somewhat shocking for some, but I think Islamophobia is very much among the Democratic Party as well as the Republican Party,” she responded. “And I know that’s hard for people to hear, but there’s only been four members of Congress that are of Muslim faith. Three of them currently serve in this institution. More of us need to get elected, but more of us need to understand as we come into this institution that I have a lot of work to do with my colleagues.”

“So, you think Democrats have some Islamophobia and that’s at the root at some of this consternation?” asked Wagner.”

“I think our country’s struggling with it,” said Tlaib.

Omar has come under fire in recent months for multiple anti-Semitic statements.

Most recently, she said that politicians who support Israel “hold an allegiance to a foreign country.”

Last month, she said that Israeli advocacy group AIPAC paid off lawmakers for their support.

In 2012, Omar tweeted, “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.”

Ilhan Omar: Trump “Really Not” Human

Embattled freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) suggested President Trump was not human yesterday when asked to clarify her recent remarks in a Politico story in which she was critical of President Obama.

Omar has since backtracked her Politico comments after blasting President Obama for the “caging of kids” at the southern border and blaming his administration for the immigration crisis. She also said his message of “hope and change” was a “mirage.”

A Fox News reporter asked Omar, “Do you think that President Obama is the same as President Trump?” She responded, “Absolutely not. That is silly to even equate the two. One is human. The other is really not.”

Report: Democrats Seek 2020 Primary Challenger to Unseat Omar

Democrats are seeking a 2020 primary challenger in Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s district to unseat the Congresswoman after she repeatedly made anti-Semitic comments, according to Breitbart.

“Several Democrats” described Omar’s anti-Semitic comments as “the elephant in the room” and a distraction from the Democrats’ agenda for Congress and are seeking to remove her from office in 2020.

Breitbart reports:

While, as Breitbart News is revealing here, there is an ongoing effort to seek out a primary challenger to Omar, it remains to be seen if the effort will be successful. Those involved in doing the searching for a candidate–top Democrats with national profiles and connections to senior leaders throughout the party–would only speak on condition of anonymity for this piece, and expressed their ongoing agony as this week in particular has dragged out to the point where Democrats finally passed a resolution out of the House late Thursday condemning hatred and bigotry.

One Democrat told Breitbart, “…To say that Democratic leadership doesn’t know what to do would be an understatement. They are in a state of total paralysis. Ilhan rode into Congress with Ocasio-Cortez, and is, unfortunately, becoming more and more popular along with her. Omar represents a faction of the party that is, frankly, anti-intellectual. Their flirtation with religious extremism exemplifies that. A primary challenge wouldn’t just be healthy, it’s absolutely necessary. The longer Ilhan Omar remains in office, the longer we lose credibility in calling out extremism in all forms. It is a total quagmire.”

For the full report, click HERE.