Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar addressed all of her haters in a tweet on Sunday night and it backfired in a big way.
“I am, Hijabi, Muslim, Black, Foreign-born, Refugee, Somali,” Omar said in the tweet, listing various aspects of herself in a manner that celebrated the things that make her who she is.
The tweet, which Omar says was written specifically to “easily triggering [sic] conservatives, Right-wing bloggers, anti-Muslim bigots, tinfoil conspiracy theorists, birthers… pro-occupation groups and every single xenophobe since 2016,” backfired when several people noticed a few things missing from the congresswoman’s list.
Several people online quickly pointed out that Omar, who has been at the center of several controversies throughout her brief time as a representative, left out a pretty key aspect of who she is on her list.
How about being an American?
Why did you not include “American” on your list? https://t.co/lozTcLEpEF
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) February 24, 2020
You would think as a US Congresswoman, that might have been top of mind.
— SandyS (@SandyS121718) February 24, 2020
Considering how much she despises America and hates our values we really should not be surprised.
— jcope (@jtcope4) February 25, 2020
She left out one termer.
— Scott Terzian (@scott_terzian) February 25, 2020
I appreciate that she left out American. Now if she would only leave America.
— Jerry Remington (@RemingtonJerry) February 25, 2020
Why are people placed in congress who do not say they are American?
— Susan K (@SusanKinTX) February 25, 2020
The Daily Wire adds:
Omar has a history of spewing anti-American rhetoric. For example, as reported by The Daily Wire in April, the Democrat sparked outrage over remarks trivializing the 9/11 terror attacks in 2001, which killed some 3,000 Americans.
“Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) trivialized the deadliest terrorist attack in U.S. history in a recent speech she gave at an event for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) — which the United Arab Emirates has designated as a terrorist organization,” The Daily Wire reported at the time.