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Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Democrat, is again under fire for running her mouth — or, rather, her fingers — and offending Christian conservatives and gun owners in one fell swoop.
Late last week, The Recount posted a video to Twitter of Rep. Ken Buck, a Republican, defending AR-15s by noting that they’re the “gun of choice for killing raccoons before they get to our chickens.”
Omar responded to the video by tweeting the following: “Jesus Christ, Republicans will literally say anything to keep the NRA blood money flowing in.”
Notice the use of the words “Jesus Christ.”
Jesus Christ, Republicans will literally say anything to keep the NRA blood money flowing in. https://t.co/6pbq0BQ2TR
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) June 3, 2022
As of Sunday, the tweet boasted only 5,900 likes, a paltry number for a woman with three million followers.
The replies meanwhile contained plenty of support from her fellow Democrats, but also plenty of anger and derision from Republicans, particularly Christian Republicans. Because Omar is a Muslim, they found her use of the words “Jesus Christ” offensive.
Jesus Christ is my Lord and my God. Way to be disrespectful and take the Lord’s name in vain. So it does appear you will say anything, even if it is hateful.
— Sharon Felton (@sfelton21) June 5, 2022
You offend me Ma’am. Jesus Christ is my LORD and SAVIOUR. NOT a cuss word.
I come against that anti- Christ spirit and I bind that thing in the name above EVERY name JESUS CHRIST of Nazareth.
— jackthevet (@jackthevet1) June 5, 2022
That you use the name of Jesus Christ is probably the most disgusting thing I’ve heard fall out of that gaping mouth of yours in a whle.
— Mega MAGA Cuffs (@OhioCuffs) June 5, 2022
And what would you know about Jesus Christ?? Other than how to use his name in vain.
— UltraMaga-JoJo (@Jonell100) June 5, 2022
Did you really need to add the Jesus Christ part?
— Staycancheese (@staycancheese) June 4, 2022
Some Republican critics decided to give Omar a taste of her own medicine by turning her religious disrespect and twisted logic right back at her.
Allah, Democrats will say literally anything to keep the Planned Parenthood money flowing in.
It goes both ways. And Planned Parenthood money really literally is blood money.
— 🇺🇸 #IAmTheNRA Rosenblum (@StevenRosenblum) June 5, 2022
Wow, you have serious issues lady. We have a right to self defense period. Ya wanna talk about blood money? Planned parenthood
— M5 (@MommaFiveMFive) June 4, 2022
Didnt you and the Squad literally vote to fund the Ukraine Russia war with billions of dollars? Lol but let’s pretend you care about “blood money”
— Ellii (@Ellii_00) June 4, 2022
Democrats will say anything to keep the PP blood money flowing in. pic.twitter.com/UeiHdQegtC
— God help US (@sarnold623) June 5, 2022
“Didnt you and the Squad literally vote to fund the Ukraine Russia war with billions of dollars?” one of the critics asked.
Omar and the rest of the Democrat Party’s far-left “squad” did indeed vote to send billions of dollars in aid, including weapons, to Ukraine.
In fact, every single Democrat voted for the aid package:
Whatever your views on Ukraine, it’s clearly the US’s most dangerous war in decades. But the left, with few exceptions, has abstained, are just silent – because every DC Dem from Biden to Bernie and the Squad are united with most of the GOP: behind Biden’s rapid escalation. pic.twitter.com/NLvkNGj4uP
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 24, 2022
The combined House/Senate vote total on Biden’s $40 billion war package to Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and CIA “for Ukraine”:
All dissent is from the GOP. Every last Dem (plus Sanders) voted YES. Not even one token NO vote for the left.
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 24, 2022
Omar isn’t the only one who’s complained about Buck’s remarks. The establishment media is brimming with “reports” from Newsweek, Boing Boing, HuffPost, Rolling Stone, etc., all either complaining about or mocking the congressman.
Rep. Eric Swalwell has also gotten in on the trash-talking.
“Oh—Why didn’t y’all just say so? We have to protect the chickens from the raccoons. Cool cool. So that’s why our kids have to die in their classrooms. So we can protect the chickens. Makes total sense now,” he sarcastically tweeted on Friday.
Oh—Why didn’t y’all just say so? We have to protect the chickens from the raccoons. Cool cool. So that’s why our kids have to die in their classrooms. So we can protect the chickens. Makes total sense now. https://t.co/ir21XalETg
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) June 3, 2022
Actually, AR-15s are used to kill far more than just raccoons. A piece published six years ago by Time magazine, an establishment outlet, pointed to seven animals that are frequently killed by hunters armed with an AR-15 rifle.
“In interviews … leaders of 15 state shooting groups said semiautomatic rifles are popular with hunters in their states. Hunters say they favor the gun for its versatility, accuracy and customizable features for shooting animals. The semiautomatic feature, which allows these guns to shoot up to 45 rounds a minute, is not always necessary, but useful in some situations, hunters say,” Time reported.
Swalwell is also facing blowback for his own questionable tweet:
You make AOC look smart. https://t.co/Q8u1KEMcfw
— Yogi (@Jellystone_Park) June 3, 2022
Govt. officials that can’t keep their pants up around Chinese spies are a threat to our national security. https://t.co/BRJkXcHgSa
— Ultra Maga greg (@gafr60) June 4, 2022
this is why democrats haven’t got a prayer in rural america https://t.co/waM4uPlQom
— DrainTheSwamp++ (@DrainedTheSwamp) June 3, 2022
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