After bipartisan calls for Rep. Ilhan Omar to give up her powerful committee assignments, the controversial Democrat is digging in her heels.
“I stand undeterred,” Omar tweeted in response to a rebuke from President Trump for her recent “some people did something” remark about 9/11.
“I did not run for Congress to be silent. I did not run for Congress to sit on the sidelines,” she said.
“I ran because I believed it was time to restore moral clarity and courage to Congress.”
Trump’s criticism of Omar’s shrill 9/11 speech, in which she portrayed Muslim Americans as victims of discrimination, also met a furious backlash from Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
“Members of Congress have a duty to respond to the President’s explicit attack today. [Ilhan Omar’s] life is in danger,” Ocasio-Cortez said, though she has never hesitated to sling equally “inciteful” criticisms at politicians on the other side of the aisle.
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