Ilhan Omar Quitting Decision – It’s Confirmed
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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