Why Ilhan Omar Should Be Removed for the Foreign Affairs Committee
Vice President Mike Pence recently recommended that Representative Ilhan Omar (MN) be removed from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Why? Well, for one thing, she has a long history of antisemitism. She has loudly and publicly tried to blame the U.S. for Venezuela’s problems, when those problems come from a history of socialist dictatorship.
Finally, she’s just flat-out anti-American.
How is it good for an anti-American to be part of the House committee that deals with the rest of the world? You’re right if you think that it’s not very good at all.
Omar made a big stink earlier this year with her, “All about the Benjamins, baby,” comment.
Aside from making her sound like a 10th-grade wannabe rapper, the comment also fed into an extremely antisemitic stereotype.
We think it’s a little ironic that someone from a party who has tried to make the President out to be Hitler, would use one of the same tactics -actually- used by Hitler and the Nazis! Ironic–but not unexpected. Sadly enough.
We say “not unexpected” because this isn’t the first time Omar has made anti-Semitic remarks.
That’s something that was sadly overlooked during the 2018 elections. Most of those comments didn’t come to light until late in the game.
Her presence int he Foreign Affairs Committee is a slap in the face to Israel and to Jewish people all over the world.
It’s a SOMETHING to anyone who has ever fought against antisemitism, holocaust denial, or other prejudice. These things alone are enough to warrant Omar’s removal from the committee.
But wait! There’s more!
A “Blame America” Democrat
Like many leftists, she also has a history of blaming America for the world’s problems.
It’s bad enough to have someone like this sitting in congress. Do we really need them to sit on the body that handles foreign-relations bills and investigations? It seems like a bad idea.
Omar’s most recent anti-American screed was about Venezuela. The Minnesota Representative claimed that the United States was at fault for the absolute mess the Venezuelan government is in.
Never mind the iron-fisted socialist policies of Venezuela’s loudly anti-American former dictator, Hugo Chavez.
Never mind how his socialist policies and bad business deals lead to massive inflation in the 2010s. And let’s certainly not remember the election of Nicholas Maduro–a president that was elected during a strangely shortened election period.
Many think the election period was shortened in an attempt to give Maduro the playing-field advantage before anyone figured him out.
It has since been widely viewed as a fraud by many. Given the current unrest in that country, it would seem that the Venezuelan people would agree.
But not Omar. She’d rather point the finger at America. She could cite the nation’s over-reliance on petroleum as its primary export.
It’s only natural that Venezuela would face hard times as the price of crude has plummeted and bounced over the past ten years.
Omar could just as well blame the country’s misfortunes on its forced socialist economy.
One only has to look at the history of every single socialist economy that’s ever existed, to see that this type of government-enforced (or just plain *forced*) economy simply doesn’t work.
It’s ruined the economy of every single country that’s ever tried it!
But like most leftists these days, Ilhan Omar has an irrational hatred for her own country. We wonder if she’d feel better about her surroundings if she were forced to return to her native Somalia?
A History of Anti-Semitism and Anti-Americanism
It seems a little strange that a politician who recently said, “I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it’s okay for people to push allegiance of a foreign country,” seems to have it in for her own country.
It’s even a little disgusting, when you think about it: Ilhan Omar is a Somali-born refugee who spent four years in a refugee camp in Kenya.
One can only imagine how much better it was for her to grow up in Minnesota instead of a refugee camp.
There was a time when immigrants to the United States were grateful to be here. They honored their heritage, but still did their best to integrate into the country.
Of course, most legal immigratns still do. But Omar is part of a growing set of Americans–both immigrants and natural born citizens–who demonize the freest, greatest nation in the world.
And if that’s what they want to do, that’s their right.
But we don’t think that they are a fair representation of the American people, and shouldn’t be in Congress.
At the very least, anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism have no place on the committee that oversees how the U.S. interacts with the rest of the world.