(Congressional Agenda) – Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has demonstrated many times over that he is not the kind of guy who will mince words, nor will he allow serious offenses by those in political power to just be swept under the rug. He’s the type of conservative who believes in the crazy notion that people, especially those in positions of power, should be held accountable for their actions.
Which is why he’s now calling for Minnesota Democrat Ilhan Omar to be expelled from Congress, stripped of naturalization, and then deported back to her home country following remarks she made to an audience that her number one priority in Congress is to protect the interests of Somalia rather than those of Americans. Yeah, that’s not why the people of your district elected you, Omar.
As per The Western Journal, “Omar — who was born in Somalia and came to the U.S. as a refugee in 1995 — spoke to local Somali leaders at an event in Minneapolis on Saturday night.”
“A translation of her speech shared on social media suggested the member of the ‘squad’ of left-wing representatives placed Somalia’s interests ahead of America’s interests,” the report noted.
“The US government will only do what Somalians in the US tell them to do!” Omar said in her speech, according to the translation. “They will do what we want and nothing else.”
“They must follow our orders, and that is how we will safeguard the interest of Somalia,” she continued.
“The US is a country where one of your daughters (myself) is in Congress to represent your interests,” Omar added. “For as long as I am in the US Congress, Somalia will never be in danger. … the US would not dare to support anyone against Somalia.”
“Sleep in comfort, knowing I am here to protect the interests of Somalia from inside the US system,” the congresswoman remarked.
Omar, who has a well established reputation for spouting off anti-Semitic rhetoric, called on her audience to remember they are “Somali first, Muslim second.” Nowhere in this slop did she ever mention Americans, the very people who elected her to the position she occupies.
Ilhan Omar, an American congresswoman, tells Somalians that she is Somalian first, Muslim second, and… [no, American wasn’t even mentioned].
Oh, and she says that her primary job in Congress is to protect Somali interests. pic.twitter.com/ex5IlkAkR2
— Marina Medvin 🇺🇸 (@MarinaMedvin) January 28, 2024
“Following the release of the translated video of Omar on the X platform, DeSantis — a former presidential candidate who served in Congress himself — called for her expulsion. In a post on Tuesday, the governor was very direct, saying, ‘Expel from Congress, denaturalize and deport!'” the WJ penned.
Expel from Congress, denaturalize and deport! https://t.co/UyjEmSSIoQ
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantis) January 30, 2024
DeSantis isn’t the only one who wants to see Omar removed from her seat in the House and sent packing. Rep. Tom Emmer, also of Minnesota, asserted Omar should “resign in disgrace.”
Ilhan Omar’s appalling, Somalia-first comments are a slap in the face to the Minnesotans she was elected to serve and a direct violation of her oath of office. She should resign in disgrace.https://t.co/O3lAEGlokt
— Tom Emmer (@GOPMajorityWhip) January 29, 2024
Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene got in on the action saying, “Terrorist sympathizer Ilhan Omar in her own words: Somalian first. Muslim second. She never mentions America.”
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
Donald Trump Jr., son of former President Donald Trump, also spoke against Omar.
“Listen to it all. It’s not hyperbole when we say our representatives are putting America last.” Donald Trump Jr. commented.
Listen to it all. It’s not hyperbole when we say our representatives are putting America last. https://t.co/I8WKmCd2bi
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) January 29, 2024
Omar is claiming the meaning of her statement has been lost in translation, publishing a post on X in order to try and recover from the public relations disaster that has resulted from her address, noting the translation of the video was “not only slanted but completely off.”
“I wouldn’t expect more from these propagandists. I pray for them and for their sanity.” she stated.
It’s not only slanted but completely off, but I wouldn’t expect more from these propagandists. I pray for them and for their sanity. No nation state can survive if its states start to get involved in land lease negotiations with other countries without the consent of the federal… https://t.co/bmdEAN6aUH
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 28, 2024
Given her history, we all know Omar meant every word she spoke in that address. Later on, Omar posted what she referred to as an “accurate and verbatim translation” of the speech.
For those seeking an accurate and verbatim translation of what Congresswoman @Ilhan said, here it is:
[The context is: she was addressing her Somali-American constituents, who were alarmed by Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed’s announcement of his intention to assist a region/province in… pic.twitter.com/1SOD4GxEnG
— Abdirashid Hashi (@AnalystSomalia) January 29, 2024
“The US government will do what we ask it to do,” Omar’s translation went on to say. “We should have this confidence in ourselves as Somalis. We live in this country. We are taxpayers in this country.”
“This country is one where one of your daughters sits in Congress. While I am in Congress, no one will take Somalia’s sea,” she declared.
Not really much of an improvement.
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