“It reminded me like when your child is in trouble and then you know they’re trying to get out of that trouble and then they get themselves in more trouble,” Omar said.
Jones asked Omar if it was “unpatriotic” of Trump to say he would take foreign dirt on his opponents.
“This is one of the most un-American things you could say,” Omar responded.Connor Mannion, “Rep. Ilhan Omar Laughs at Trump’s Fluster on Foreign Dirt Comments: ‘Like When Your Child is in Trouble’“, Mediaite, June 15, 2019
EMAILS: via Powerline, emails from Ilhan Omar’s “crisis team” as discovered in the investigation into her campaign finance violation case.
DETAILS: Ben Goldfarb suggests that someone reach for an off the record and “shut it down” via an off the record conversation when referring to Morning Take and Blois Olson after we linked to a story questioning Omar’s status in Powerline.
VERBATIM: “as we do with the Strib”
SEE: http://bit.ly/2X8amU2Blois Olson, Morning Take, June 13, 2019
NOTE: No one ever reached out. We weren’t “shut down”.
TAKE: This is the type of reporting that other media should be doing, which is why there continues to be fair criticism about local coverage of Omar and others.
“I think the majority of us, particularly younger women, are doubling down,” Sarsour said in an interview with the Yahoo News show “Through Her Eyes.” “I am so fired up every time I see Rashida and Ilhan get attacked, and I’ve actually been helping to organize progressives around supporting them.”
In the six months since the freshman congresswomen were sworn into office, Tlaib and Omar have been inundated with criticism, particularly for their views on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
“I tell Rashida and Ilhan all the time, ‘Stay unapologetic. Don’t let them silence you, don’t let them intimidate you, and don’t let them tell you what is right,’” Sarsour said.Rebecca Corey, “Muslim activist: ‘I am so fired up’ when Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are attacked“, Yahoo News, June 14, 2019
Why was he barred from Air Force One?
“I can’t hear you,” he replied.
But everybody within a quarter mile could hear the shouts of Diamond and Silk. They attacked Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar (Minn.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.).Dana Milbank, “Milbank: Steve King’s proof he’s not racist? Diamond and Silk“, Chicago Tribune, June 13, 2019
That drew a retweet from a Democratic colleague, Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, who added this statement:
“Supporting my colleagues’ call on Senate Majority Leader to vote on H.R. 8, 1112 & 1158. Gun violence is an epidemic. Every day on average 500 people die from gun violence. How many more lives will we let gun violence claim?”
At 500 per day, that would be 182,500 deaths per year from gun violence in the United States.
The actual figure is nowhere near that high.Tom Kertscher, “Rep. Ilhan Omar’s claim is high: There aren’t 500 gun deaths per day in the US, it’s closer to 100“, Politifact, June 12, 2019
Suggesting she was being wrongly accused, Omar said in the deposition that the accountant’s task was “to say, hey, can you look at the last two forms for us to let us know if this is something we need to worry about?”
State officials asked Omar if she knew whether there were amendments filed to her taxes based on the accounting firm’s work.
“I don’t think so,” Omar answered before adding that she couldn’t “recall doing any.”Brian Bakst, MPR News, “Documents shed light on why Omar reviewed her tax returns“, June 13, 2019
How many “missteps” by Omar are enough? They continue on a regular basis. I, for one, long ago had enough. I demand an ethics investigation at a very minimum.
Al Franken, if you are reading this, please run against Omar in the next election!Kathy Peterson, Letters, (Minneapolis) Star Tribune, June 12, 2019