Last Updated on August 28, 2019
After the Alabama Republican Party called for Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minnesota) to be removed from Congress, Omar lambasted the party for its affiliation with Judge Roy Moore, prompting the Senate candidate to call for her to “go back to Somalia”.
The Alabama Republican Party has called for Omar to be removed from Congress, citing her remarks about 9/11, the United States committing “war crimes” in her native Somalia, and use of anti-Semitic language.
“Rep. Omar has engaged in rhetoric that explicitly runs counter to American values and patriotism by falsely accusing U.S. armed forces of committing war crimes while on mission to liberate her home country of Somalia,” the resolution noted, adding Omar also “dismissed the 9/11 terror attacks” and “sympathized with a convicted terrorist” by advocating for “sentencing leniency.”
“Omar has a disturbing record of using anti-Semitic language that includes alleging Jewish money is used to buy American influence regarding its policy toward Israel,” the resolution continued.
This prompted the Somali-American congresswoman to lash out against the Alabama Republican Party on Twitter, saying they have no ground to question her public statements because of their association with Moore.
Sorry, @ALGOPHQ, but this is a representative democracy.
I was elected with 78% of the vote by the people of Minnesota's 5th District, not the Alabama Republican Party.
If you want to clean up politics, maybe don’t nominate an accused child molester as your Senate candidate? https://t.co/r9NvsZKRUw
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) August 27, 2019
Omar brings up very questionable accusations against Moore, calling him “an accused child molester”, despite ongoing litigation which has seen one of Moore’s accusers revealed as having a sexual relationship with her own lawyer, who previously said she “eff’d everyone in Gadsden”.
Moore struck back against Omar in a public statement on Facebook, publicly agreeing with President Donald Trump that the Somali-American “should go back to Somalia from whence she came.”
“Omar, an avowed Muslim, is a sworn enemy of Israel, and has accused our own military of war crimes,” the Senate candidate wrote, also noting that Omar is now accused of being unfaithful to her husband in extramarital affairs.
Moore added, “I fully support the resolution of the Alabama Republican Party asking Congress to expel Omar.”
“President Trump was right, she should go back to Somalia from whence she came,” he concluded.
Moore is currently running for Senate in Alabama, a race he previously lost in 2017 after a fake news barrage that attempted to tie his campaign to a network of Russian bots, and after multiple women – one at least who is currently in legal proceedings – accused him of improper sexual relationships.