Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) refuses to back down. She’s developed a taste for the spotlight and seems to be willing to do anything to keep it on her.
After she was denied entry into Israel, Omar shocked Americans by sending out a tweet insisting that it is the job of Congress to “witness firsthand what is happening on the ground in Palestine,” according to The Guardian.
Let’s be clear: the goal of our trip was to witness firsthand what is happening on the ground in Palestine and hear from stakeholders —our job as Members of Congress.
But since we were unable to fulfill our role as legislators, I am sharing what we would have seen. (THREAD)
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) August 16, 2019
Get Your Priorities Straight
Nancy Pelosi needs to sit down with Omar and go over her job description again, because she is clearly confused. Above all else, it is Omar’s job to represent the constituents in her district.
She is their voice in our government and before anything else, must ensure she is doing everything in her power to take their concerns to Congress and fight for them.
The fact that Omar seems to be more worried about Palestinians than Israelis is very disturbing. Israel is our most important ally in the Middle East. As such, we would think she would be more concerned about the violations against Israel than sticking up for Palestine.
It should also raise red flags that at every opportunity, Omar is not only critical of Israel but also backs numerous organizations that are known to be against Israel and in some cases, against America.
‘The Squad’ is No Better
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) has followed the footsteps of Omar. Rather than expressing interest in helping our ally, she also rails against Israel and champions Palestinian issues.
What is even more bothersome than their constant anti-Israel rhetoric is the fact they are suggesting we hold up aide that is sent to Israel as a way to push their pro-Palestinian agenda.
The fact that of these women are open supporters of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement (BDS) should have everyone in this country worried.
It also very much explains why Israel does not want these women to set foot on their soil. It is a widespread belief that if the BDS movement is successful, the Israel we know today will be gone forever.
Both Omar and Tlaib are clearly not only against the Trump agenda but also against the American agenda and ideology.
They had an incredible opportunity to win this country over as some of the first Muslims in Congress, but all they are doing is driving a divisive wedge right into the heart of America.