Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has dominated the news after making frequent offensive comments about the Jewish people and the state of Israel, and her brand of hate is paying off. Omar raised a formidable $832,000 in the first quarter, mostly from small donors.
According to her FEC filing, Omar posted one of the most lucrative hauls of any member of Congress. The Democrats have apparently bought into her victim ploy, as Omar has repeatedly used the fact that she is the first Somali-American member of Congress to avoid taking responsibility for her incendiary remarks.
Women—especially women of color—have been told to go slow, to not be seen and to not be heard for many years.
We are not in Congress to be invisible. In the words of Congressman John Lewis, we are here to make good trouble. 💪🏽 pic.twitter.com/hJvMrRMbUS
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 12, 2019
This is dangerous incitement, given the death threats I face. I hope leaders of both parties will join me in condemning it.
My love and commitment to our country and that of my colleagues should never be in question. We are ALL Americans! pic.twitter.com/foTZMpiZKv
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 10, 2019
Nearly half of the money raised – $415,000 – came from small donors who gave less than $200 to Omar in individual donations. Disgruntled Muslims happy they are finally receiving representation in Congress and guilt-ridden white liberals who adhere to diversity and multiculturalism as a religious dogma have coalesced behind Omar, filling her coffers with an impressive total.
Omar received a mere $10,000 from political action committees, showing that she is not beholden to any special interest that would interfere with her Islamic socialist agenda. Her independently raised wealth will allow her to gain an even stronger standing in a Democratic Party that is already kowtowing to her every whim.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is practically holding the entire Capitol hostage to the whims of Omar, who claims she is being threatened without providing any evidence.
“I spoke with the Sergeant-at-Arms to ensure that Capitol Police are conducting a security assessment to safeguard Congresswoman Omar, her family and her staff. They will continue to monitor and address the threats she faces,” Pelosi said in a statement to reinforce Omar’s victimhood after the President released a tweet exposing her plain words.
The Democrats couldn’t even pass a resolution condemning anti-Semitism because Omar’s victim status took precedence over all else.
Radical socialists in the grassroots rose up and put Democratic leadership in their place when they tried to hold Omar accountable for her comments:
This letter was sent to @SpeakerPelosi today from hundreds of leaders across the country who stand with @Ilhan and want Democratic leadership to expand language of their resolution. No double standards. Condemn all forms of bigotry. #IStandWithIlhan https://t.co/C8uHbMOMDq pic.twitter.com/bFSW1jwCtT
— MPower Change (@MPower_Change) March 6, 2019
At the end of the day, the text of the resolution was changed and the read as a racist attack against white people on behalf of all designated victim groups. Omar gloated after the victory she orchestrated.
Our nation is having a difficult conversation, but we believe this is great progress. pic.twitter.com/gSua9a8mki
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) March 7, 2019
While Democratic leadership may want to downplay the influence of Omar and other freshman socialist radicals in Congress, it is clear they are running the show as the anti-Trump “resistance” sends modern liberalism to crazy town.
PATHETIC: National Guard Booted to Parking Lot After Democrat Congressman Complained They Weren’t Wearing Masks
The Democrat complained about masks.
New reports suggest that a detachment of National Guard personnel present in Washington, DC for Inauguration duties were kicked out of their spartan lodging in the Capitol to a parking lot after a Democrat Congressman complained that one of the guardsmen wasn’t wearing a mask at a Dunkin’ Donuts inside the Capitol.
Breitbart News has learned that Massachusetts Democrat Will Keating reported that he encountered a soldier at the Capitol without a mask. When Keating told the guardsman to wear a mask, the service member told Keating, “I appreciate my freedom.”
This event reportedly led to the entire National Guard detachment being kicked out of their lodging inside a Capitol lobby to an outdoor parking lot, where they were exposed to freezing temperatures.
Keating has declined to comment on the exchange, with reports suggesting he reported the incident to Capitol Police. This led to the Guard being booted outside as a punishment.
“Yesterday dozens of senators and congressmen walked down our lines taking photos, shaking our hands and thanking us for our service. Within 24 hours, they had no further use for us and banished us to the corner of a parking garage. We feel incredibly betrayed,” one Guard member told Politico about being kicked to the curb.
Establishment Democrats had been eager to use the military service members as political props, even after a fiasco in which they were caught trying to purge conservative-leaning Guard personnel for insufficiently loyalty to the Biden government. Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida and Greg Abbott of Texas recalled the detachments of their state National Guards from DC following the second incident of disrespect to the troops, with the former rejecting the idea of FL Guard members being utilized as Nancy Pelosi’s personal servants.
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