Republicans have started demanding the resignation of Squad member Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) after a speech surfaced of her putting American interests third behind Somalia and Muslims.
Omar was born in Somalia and represents a district with many Somalis.
CONTEXT: “Omar’s speech concerned an ongoing dispute between Somalia and Ethiopia over Somaliland, an area that claims its independence as an otherwise unrecognized state but that Somalia claims as its own. Somaliland recently struck a deal with Ethiopia for sea access via Somaliland’s coastline along the Gulf of Aden, which Somalia says infringes on its territory.”
I will provide the transcript below. The part that caught everyone’s ears was: “We are an organized society, brothers and sisters. People of the same blood. People who know they are Somalians first, Muslims second.”
That last part, lady. I don’t think my Italian great-grandparents ever spoke like this because they came to America to prosper and grow.
We were profoundly surprised, even shocked on discovering the remarks made by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D) of Minnesota in a recent public forum, widely circulated on most social media platforms and attached below for your reference.
The language she employed was regrettably… pic.twitter.com/7Ag9ZafTKY
— Ambassador Rhoda J Elmi (@AmbRhodaJElmi) January 28, 2024
No mention of America or being Americans. Even though it was a speech about Somalia and its interests, you would think a person would mention America, especially since she brought up her position in the government. Plus, we know that the government is involved in Somalia.
Even if the government wasn’t, we would be eventually because that’s what we do:
OMAR: “My answer to Somalians was, that the U.S. government will only do what Somalians in the U.S. tell them to do! They will do what we want and nothing else. They must follow our orders and that is how we will safeguard the interest of Somalia. We Somalians must have the confidence in ourselves that we call the shots in the U.S.. We live in the U.S., pay taxes in the U.S. and have a real voice.”
Resign and Deport
Republicans want to deport Omar.
Expel from Congress, denaturalize and deport! https://t.co/UyjEmSSIoQ
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantis) January 30, 2024
Ilhan Omar’s appalling, Somalia-first comments are a slap in the face to the Minnesotans she was elected to serve and a direct violation of her oath of office. She should resign in disgrace.https://t.co/O3lAEGlokt
— Tom Emmer (@GOPMajorityWhip) January 29, 2024
Terrorist sympathizer Ilhan Omar in her own words: Somalian first. Muslim second. She never mentions America.
She flaunts using her position as congresswoman to protect Somalia’s border while our border is invaded by MILLIONS of illegals who are a danger to America.
— Marjorie Taylor Greene 🇺🇸 (@mtgreenee) January 29, 2024
Listen to it all. It’s not hyperbole when we say our representatives are putting America last. https://t.co/I8WKmCd2bi
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 29, 2024
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) January 29, 2024
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