Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., listens as Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought testifies before the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, during a hearing on the fiscal year 2020 budget. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Earlier in August, after the Israeli government declined to allow Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) the opportunity to visit the country, it was revealed the trip itself was sponsored by a group that supported the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) effort against Israel and also had significant ties to terrorist sympathizers.
That group, Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy, better known as MIFTAH, has for years “carried notable ties to terrorist sympathizers, has openly accused Israel of atrocities, and supports the boycott of Israeli products.”
Now lawmakers in Alabama have decided they’ve had enough and passed a resolution calling on Alabama representatives serving in Congress to consider beginning the process to expel Omar from Congress for, among other things, what they say is her blatant anti-semitism.
That was the takeaway on Saturday at the ALGOP’s summer meeting hosted on the Plains in Lee County after the body passed a resolution introduced by State Rep. Tommy Hanes (R-Bryant) calling for Alabama’s congressional delegation to seek the expulsion of their Democratic colleague Omar.
“It’s just simply asking this body to ask the U.S. delegation, the Alabama delegation in Washington, D.C. to start proceedings to unseat Ilhan Omar, congresswoman from Minnesota,” Hanes said. “This woman is continuously spewing anti-American rhetoric, anti-Semitism. She is un-American. She came from a war-torn country in Somalia to seek protection under Lady Liberty’s hand.”
The resolution notes that Rep. Omar falsely accused American armed forces of committing war crimes, sympathized with a convicted terrorist, and “has a record of using anti-Semitic language.”
This is not the first time Alabama legislators have openly condemned some of Omar’s statements. Back in April, U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers shared a Facebook post that angered some constituents when he said that Omar is one of a group of “radical Democrats” that “devalue and degrade our great nation.”