Rep. Ilhan Omar was attending a live press conference when she and Rep. Rashida Tlaib began laughing while Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee was speaking about the death of U.S. troops.
Many called this a disgraceful display of Rep. Omar’s continued unpatriotic behavior despite taking an oath to represent Americans on matters vital to the Republic.
Lee had stated, “I’m very glad to say that I was part of the 132 and also the vote for Barbara Lee’s amendment, but I think that the point of that is that that is the same war that we’re dealing with today. We never solved any problems with AUMF, we left 4,000-plus, maybe even 4400 dead, and over 60,000 who came back injured in some form and the war never ended.”
At this, Rep. Omar burst out laughing out loud, and turned to Rep. Tlaib, who was also laughing. This led to an outcry by the public on social media, with many rallying against Rep. Omar.
Kayleigh McEnany tweeted; “How low will Ilhan Omar go? Watch her giggle and joke as Rep. Lee talks about American troops who lost their lives in Iraq. Omar has a history of documented anti-Semitism and now this? Nancy???”
Heather Wolf tweeted; “Anti-Semitic Rep Omar doesn’t care about Americans. It’s very clear by her disgusting laughs at Sheila Jacksons mention of US casualties in the Iraq war. It’s shocking that we have an enemy of the ppl in Congress. Omar should be Expelled & stripped of her Security Clearance.”
Cagehead tweeted; “Does this really surprise anyone? @ilhanMN is a racist traitor. She’s an agent of the enemy and it would be wise to remove her from office IMMEDIATELY!”
Rep. Omar then went ahead to claim that she got PTSD from hearing talks about the impending war between the United States and Iran. She stated that she “felt ill” due to “everything that is taking place” in the Middle East.
She said, “This makes no sense. Sanctions are economic warfare. They have already caused medical shortages and countless deaths in Iran. You cannot claim to want de-escalation and then announce new sanctions with no clear goal. This is not a measured response!”
“And I think every time I hear about … I hear of conversations around war, I find myself being stricken with PTSD. And I find peace knowing that I serve with great advocates for peace and people who have shown courage against war,” she continued.
This put her into more trouble, with Rep. Jim Banks responding that her comments were a “disgrace.” He called her remarks “offensive to our nation’s veterans who really do have PTSD after putting their life on the line to keep America safe.”
Rep. Jim Banks was a veteran who had served in Afghanistan.
FOX News’ Laura Ingraham tweeted; “Call the medic! @IlhanMN says she feels ‘ill a little bit’ with all this talk of conflict with Iran. Well, I’m sure her dismissive talk of al Qaeda and 9/11 made a lot of Americans feel way more ill (and angry).”
In response to Ingraham’s tweet, Ruth Red wrote; “Omar wasn’t sick enough to laugh when talking about our deceased soldiers. Where in hell is @SpeakerPelosi? She needs to get her ass back and fire the radicals she allowed to take over her caucus!! People it’s time to clean this swamp. Grab your kids, family, friends, vote RED!”
Rep. Omar has yet to respond to the backlash.