Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar declined to offer an apology to the boys of Covington Catholic High School on Tuesday night, stating that she believed “there are consequences on the way you behave.”
Omar had falsely claimed that the boys were “taunting five black men before they surrounded [Nathan] Philips and led racist chants.” She also erroneously alleged in her deleted tweets on the incident that the boys were yelling “it’s not rape if you enjoy it.”
Although they circulated widely in mainstream media after the January incident, both claims are incorrect. The boys did not surround Nathan Philips, the Native American protestor in the infamous video, nor did they taunt “five black men.” In fact, the boys themselves were racially abused by members of the Black Hebrew Israelites, a supremacist hate group.
Omar is now set to be served with a defamation lawsuit in regards to to false accusations of racial abuse against the students from the Kentucky High School.
When approached before the State of the Union Address by Eternal Word Television Network’s Jason Calvi, Omar seemed entirely unrepentant about her rush to judgement in response to the situation, despite having deleted her tweets.
She still is under the impression that the boys acted in an unacceptable manner towards Nathan Philips- despite having deleted her earlier tweets accusing them of “racism.” Watch here:
Omar was silent when asked point-blank if she wished to offer the boys an apology for her false statements.
It’s possible that Omar is setting herself up for the best possible legal defense in upcoming defamation or libel proceedings.
Democrat Congressmen Introduce Term Limits Legislation for SCOTUS Justices As Trump Prepares Nominee
Three Democrat members of Congress are introducing legislation to institute term limits for Supreme Court justices, as President Trump prepares to nominate his third candidate for the court following the death of progressive liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Democrats Joe Kennedy, Ro Khanna, and Don Beyer are proposing legislation that would limit SCOTUS justice to a maximum term of eighteen years on the court.
Lifetime appointments to the highest court in our land undermine our democratic process and erode progress in our nation.
We must enact 18 year term limits on our Supreme Court justices to continue our march towards a more perfect union. https://t.co/9fCyggP686
— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) September 25, 2020
Khanna has proposed an idea that would allow Presidents to appoint two judges in each term. “Senior” members of the court would be required to basically retired for every new member of the court.
When I first ran for Congress in 2014, I proposed limiting terms of Supreme Court Justice to 18-appointments.
Given the recent, dramatic politicization of the Court, it's time for real reform.
— Rep. Don Beyer (@RepDonBeyer) September 25, 2020
It’s pretty funny the Democrats are uniting behind these proposals the moment they appear primed to lose control of the Supreme Court for a generation. They weren’t complaining when Obama was trying to replace Antonin Scalia with progressive Merrick Garland, even going so far as claiming that the stealth liberal was entitled to the seat. Reports emerging Friday suggest that President Donald Trump intends to nominate Amy Coney Barrett, a mostly conservative judge with a pro-life and immigration hawk judicial record.
The judicial branch of government is arguably the most flawed element of American governance, and it’s highly questionable how institutions such as the Supreme Court are able to appoint themselves a nearly unlimited amount of political power.
A better reform proposals would be to institute term limits for justices that only go into effect after the current members of the court vacate their seats. Anything else is simply a political power grab.
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