Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) couldn’t stop laughing and joking with fellow progressive ‘squad’-mates, Reps. Rashida Tlaib (MI) and Pramila Jaypal (WA) as Rep. Shiela Jackson Lee (TX) gave a House Progressive Caucus press conference discussed US casualties from the Iraq war.
“I’m very glad to say that I was part of the 132 and also the vote for Barbara Lee’s amendment, but I think that the point of that is that that is the same war that we’re dealing with today,” said Lee. “We never solved any problems with AUMF, we left four thousand plus, maybe even forty-four hundred dead, and over sixty thousand who came back injured in some form and the war never ended.”
As Lee spoke, Omar and her progressive pals continued to trade jokes, smiles, and laughs.
“I recall the language in AUMF, it deals with hostilities in Iraq,” Lee continued, according to the Daily Wire. “It doesn’t deal with an incident or a dislike or someone in a car coming in from the airport. That is the danger of not acting and I do think with our leadership, meaning the leadership CPC, that will come together around specific answers.”
.@ConorLambPA, I’m calling on you to condemn your colleague’s behavior here & defend our men & women in uniform who fought & bled for our nation.
I know you vote with her 90% of the time, but this is beyond politics.
As a US Marine, this should horrify & disgust you. https://t.co/UVkGvrqSF6
— Sean Parnell (@SeanParnellUSA) January 8, 2020
Later, the bemused Omar took to the microphone, where she said that the possibility of war with Iran had caused her to be “stricken with PTSD.”
“I feel ill a little bit because of everything that is taking place and I think every time I hear of conversations around war I find myself being stricken with PTSD,” she said, before attacking President Trump over the imposition of additional sanctions against Iran following an attack on airbases housing US forces.
.@IlhanMN says she has PTSD and the talk of conflict w/ Iran is making her uneasy pic.twitter.com/jzjUfKjEUY
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 8, 2020
Two days earlier, Omar suggested that Iran could “threaten Trump hotels *worldwide* and he could provoke war over the loss of revenue from skittish guests,” adding that “His business interests should not be driving military decisions.”
Trump needs to immediately divest from his businesses and comply with the emoluments clause. Iran could threaten Trump hotels *worldwide* and he could provoke war over the loss of revenue from skittish guests.
His business interests should not be driving military decisions.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 6, 2020
Meanwhile, as PJ Media notes, Omar has expressed more outrage over the killing of Iranian #2 Qasem Soleimani than she did over 9/11.
what, she woke up with Salamis pieces in her bed and an offer she couldn’t refuse from Nance?
PTSD is a MENTAL CONDITION which PROVES SHE IS MENTALLY UNSTABLE.. WHY is this woman still in office after ADMITTING she is mentally unfit to hold office??
Jingoistic, ‘Murican twisting of the English language, today, is still as illegitimate as the original casus belli, once used to enter the Mid East theater.
I don’t personally respect Islamist, black, or female participation in civic life, and even I can see that her context was about non-combatants. I don’t like this person. I don’t want her, here. Judge her words, based on their merits.
The Greco Romans had a tradition against praetors, participating in politics, but America once had a tradition against any standing armies, here, at all, so as to avoid a reiteration of the redcoats. Parnell said, this is beyond politics, but the hired muscle are not considered holy, unto themselves, being wards of the state.
Also, ODD, FGM stricken, and Samuel A. Cartwright could name a few.
I don’t have a problem with black Women in power but I do have a BIG problem with black Muslim hijab wearing women sitting in democratic institutions. It is offensive. People fought and died for democracy and the freedoms we enjoy. And I hate to break it to you but the Vast majority who sacrificed their lives were white men. Pretty well zero black Muslim women have ever sacrificed anything for our freedoms.
This grifter should be deported and made to pay back all the tax money she has received. In fact I would like to see some stipulation for holding office that includes proportionality to sacrifice in battle. Congress would then look like this: 70% white men, 5% white Women, and 25% black men, as it should be.
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