To most Americans, the latest comments made by leftist Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-NY) were despicable.
As a direct result, petitions calling for her removal from office are gaining steam, showing that many Americans do not consider her to be pro-America.
Americans speak out
One petition published on ourstand.org, titled, “Petition to IMPEACH Ilhan Omar!” has gained over 5,000 signatures as of this writing.
Petition signer Chester H. wrote, “Impeach her now! I can’t stand the way she hates our country. She should go back to where she came from, if she is so unhappy with this wonderful country called AMERICA!”
Another signer, Wayne P., wrote, “She is a radical. She has done and said numerous things to prove herself… “
“I have a moral opposition towards her anti semitism and demeaning of 911,” wrote Adri K.
Omar stirs up controversy
Rep. Omar has made multiple comments over the past few months that have been perceived by many as anti-Semitic.
And most recently, she made comments during a speech for the Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR) that appeared to downplay the 9/11 terror attack, outraging many Americans.
However, rather than discipline her for her comments, Democrats rallied behind her.
Democrats like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, along with the mainstream media, immediately launched an attack on free speech and insisted that criticism of Omar is tantamount to inciting violence against her.
To that, we have one question: what of all the vicious criticism lobbed at President Donald Trump for the past two years? Wouldn’t that also count as incitement to violence? Hmmm…
Not the best choice
When Omar ran for Congress, she had the benefit of running in a largely Muslim community in Minnesota.
Quite frankly, it made sense for that community to give her a chance.
They wanted one of their own to represent them in Congress and nobody can fault them for that.
But if her community really wants to help Muslims in this country, they should rectify this situation by electing someone else to office in 2020.