During Carlson’s primetime show, the host, who has said Omar — who came to the U.S. as a child refugee — is “living proof that the way we practice immigration has become dangerous to this country,” accused the lawmaker of claiming “that if America cared about keepings its citizens, we’d stop worrying about Islamic terrorism — which is really no problem at all — and instead profile white men.”
“Not only is that obviously bigoted, it’s also stupid,” Carlson said. “It’s untrue. FBI statistics prove that it’s actually not factually accurate what she just said but in any case, our real fear should not be ISIS or white men, we should be most afraid of clueless lawmakers like Ilhan Omar.”
Hannity also included the clip during the airing of his show — just before President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly suggested that Omar should “go back” to Africa, appeared on Fox News for a phone interview.Caleb Ecarma, “Hannity, Tucker Carlson Cover Ilhan Omar Comments on Being ‘Fearful of White Men’“, Mediaite, July 25, 2019
The poll, conducted from July 17-19 by YouGov, asked 2,099 adults about their views on Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.; Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.; Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.; and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.
Ocasio-Cortez has the highest favorable rating at 23%, followed by Omar at 19%, Tlaib at 18% and Pressley at 17%.
Ocasio-Cortez also has the highest unfavorable rating at 37%. Thirty-six percent have an unfavorable opinion of Omar, 34% say the same of Tlaib and 28% see Pressley unfavorably. The percentage of respondents who have a neutral view is the same for all four congresswomen at 19%.William Cummings, “Many Americans have never heard of ‘the Squad’ and many don’t see them favorably, poll finds“, USA Today, July 23, 2019
“It is clear our communities are still the target of hate and discrimination, and we will not stand idly by,” Zeldin said.
“White supremacy threatens both our communities and the Caucus will build on our common fight for a better world,” Wasserman Schultz said on Twitter.
Last month, members of the Congressional Black Caucus split with the party majority over a resolution meant to quell a controversy over remarks by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) that were widely perceived as invoking anti-Semitism. Some black lawmakers objected to their colleagues’ haste in rebuking an African-American lawmaker. The eventual resolution was broadened to denounce “anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, racism and other forms of bigotry,” and did not mention Omar by name.Ron Kampeas, “Lawmakers launch congressional black-Jewish caucus, South Florida Sun-Sentinel“, June 4, 2019