Alabama GOP initiates removal process of Ilhan Omar from Congress

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., must be thinking when it rains, it pours.

Omar, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress in 2018, is facing a scandalous allegation that she broke up a marriage by having an extramarital affair with a campaign consultant, while steering almost $230,000 dollars to her beau’s consulting firm — an FEC complaint was filed Wednesday claiming campaign funds were used to facilitate the alleged romantic relationship.

And this came after the Alabama Republican Party pushed a resolution calling for the removal of the freshman Democrat from Congress over her past statements, to include her controversial remarks about the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

“Omar dismissed the 9/11 terror attacks waged by radical Islam on the World Trade Center by stating ‘some people did something,'” the resolution said.

The resolution calls for Alabama’s GOP congressional delegation to start the process of having Omar expelled from the House, claiming she “has engaged in rhetoric that explicitly runs counter to American values” and has “a disturbing record of using anti-Semitic language.”

Introduced by state Rep. Tommy Hanes, the resolution was reportedly approved on a voice vote.

Hanes said in a statement to The Hill that the Constitution allows for the removal of a member of Congress who is disloyal to the United States.

“There is precedence for Article 1, Section 5 of the Constitution being invoked to expel members of Congress based on disloyalty to the United States,” Hanes said. “[Omar] has dismissed and minimized the magnitude of the 9/11 terror attacks. Omar also demonized the brave war veterans who fought to liberate her people. Omar is ungrateful to the United States and the opportunities that have been afforded to her. Her rhetoric is despicable and unpatriotic.”

“The left wing mob has accused our effort of being bigoted and driven by race. I will not stand by and allow my fellow Republican patriots to be slandered. Rep. Omar’s race and religion are irrelevant,” Hanes continued. “Lady Liberty welcomes those who seek to live the American Dream and assimilate to our freedom loving culture. What is important is her love of country, her loyalty to the United States. Anyone that holds contempt for America ought not serve this great nation as a member of Congress.”

Omar responded on Twitter by essentially calling Alabama Republicans a bunch of backwater rednecks because Roy Moore ran in a 2017 special election to fill former Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ vacant Senate seat.

The accused homewrecker tweeted: “Sorry… 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?”

Speaking of Moore, he announced in June that he was running again, looking to beat the incumbent, Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., after narrowly losing to him in 2017 — with the national media railing against him.

The Republican Party, as a whole, has denounced his candidacy and President Trump, who endorsed Moore in 2017, was clear that he cannot win.


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