Squad member Ilham Omar is notorious for supporting causes that work against U.S. interests.
The refugee from Somalia often seems to forget the U.S. gave her a home and protection when she needed it most.
Now Ilhan Omar is getting slammed for her jaw-dropping comments about her real allegiance that are making many wonder, “Why is she here?”
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) is certainly no stranger to controversy.
Last year, after Republicans regained control of the lower House of Congress, Omar was jettisoned from the Foreign Affairs Committee by a 218-211 vote over remarks in 2019 that were widely condemned as antisemitic.
At the time, she posted on social media, “It’s all about the Benjamins baby,” suggesting that Israel’s supporters in U.S. politics were motivated by money rather than principle.
During the debate preceding her removal, Rep. Mike Lawler (R-NY) said, “Words matter, rhetoric matters. It leads to harm. The congresswoman is being held accountable for her words and her actions.”
But that entire ordeal obviously hasn’t made Omar choose her words any more carefully because she’s found herself in hot water again.
Last weekend, the prominent member of The Squad made remarks for a crowd of Somalians at a Minnesota hotel.
The controversy occurred when she told the assembled crowd that she represents the interests of Somalia over the United States.
In her remarks, Omar was adamant that the U.S. takes measures to ensure that Somaliland, an unrecognized state in Africa, does not receive formal recognition.
She also voiced support for ethnic Somalians to take back their country from what she considers to be a corrupt government.
Omar said, “A couple of days ago, we heard some people who call themselves Somalis (Somaliland) or claim to be Somalis have signed a [memorandum of understanding] with Ethiopia on access to the sea… Many Somalians have personally called me to encourage me to speak to the U.S. government and help Somalia. The U.S. government will only do what Somalians in the U.S. tell them to do.”
Omar’s oopsie: “I am here to protect the interests of Somalia from inside the U.S. system”
She continued, “They must do what we want and nothing else… The U.S. is a country where one of your daughters (myself) is in Congress to represent your interests. Sleep in comfort, knowing I am here to protect the interests of Somalia from inside the U.S. system… Together we will protect the interests of Somalia.”
That bit about protecting interests of Somalia from inside the American system was bound to get noticed by those used to Omar saying off-the-wall things, and that’s exactly what happened.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene: “Somalian first. Muslim second. She never mentions America.”
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) wrote on X, “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. These people hate America and they’re so emboldened by the Democrats’ disdain for our country, they’re not even trying to hide it anymore.”
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
End Wokeness wrote, “Ilhan Omar tells a crowd of Somalians that her top priority is to put Somalia first and expand its territory.”
Ilhan Omar tells a crowd of Somalians that her top priority is to put Somalia first and expand its territory
"The US government will do what we want, nothing else. They must follow our orders. That is how we safeguard the interest of Somalia."
— End Wokeness (@EndWokeness) January 28, 2024
In the end this is just one more example of Omar telling everyone exactly who she is.
One wonders what it will take for her constituents to start paying attention.
Informed American will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.