Corey Lewandowski, the former campaign manager for President Trump and co-author of “Let Trump be Trump,” offered hours of testimony to the House Judiciary Committee today, which featured many highlights of Lewandowski flexing on frustrated and hapless Democratic lawmakers.
Lewandowski started the hearing by setting the tone with a hard-hitting opening statement on the Democrats’ dereliction of duty in continuing their witch hunt against President Trump:
Corey Lewandowski called out Congressional Democrats ⤵️
“We, as a Nation, would be better served if elected officials like you concentrated your efforts to combat the true crises facing our country, as opposed to going down rabbit holes like this hearing.” pic.twitter.com/OfpmbccidG
— Students For Trump (@TrumpStudents) September 17, 2019
He embarrassed Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) by just letting her talk, as she seemed like an unhinged bully while Lewandowski simply kept his composure and calmly exposed her tactics.
Rep. Nadler: "The witness may answer the question."
Lewandowski: "I don't believe there was a question Congressman."
Rep. Jackson Lee: "Yes there was."
CL: "Could you repeat the question? I didn't hear it."
SJL: "I'd be happy to repeat the question."
CL: "Just a rant." pic.twitter.com/cNFkwgy3iE
— The Hill (@thehill) September 17, 2019
He demonstrated his comedic chops in an exchange with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY):
Democrat Congressman: “Are you the hitman, the bagman, the lookout, or all of the above?”
Corey Lewandowski: “I think I’m the good looking man actually.”
Congressman: "OK." pic.twitter.com/XwAOmMxmhW
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 17, 2019
Lewandowski bulldozed failed presidential candidate Eric Swallwell (D-CA) in a devastating exchange:
Lewandowski: "President Swalwell, I'm very happy of what I've written but you're welcome to read it if you like."
Swalwell: "Are you ashamed to read it aloud?"
Lewandowski: "I'm not ashamed of anything in my life, Congressman. Are you?"
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 17, 2019
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) at one point became so flustered that he threatened Lewandowski to be held in contempt of Congress, before being exposed for a potential violation of Congressional procedure by Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA).
JUST IN: House Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler says that holding Corey Lewandowski "in contempt" is "certainly under consideration."
— ABC News (@ABC) September 17, 2019
It wasn’t a completely one-sided affair though, as Lewandowski did have supporters in the committee. Republican Congressmen, including House Freedom Caucus members Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Jim Jordan (R-OH), rallied to Lewandowski’s defense for having to face this witch hunt:
.@CLewandowski_ worked with the Trump campaign for nearly 2 years. He testified they did not collude or coordinate with Russia. Sounds familiar.
James Comey, sitting at the same table as Lewandowski: same answer.
Bob Mueller: same table, same answer.
Time to move on. pic.twitter.com/gw1L9qfo5w
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) September 17, 2019
For the last four months, the path the majority has taken us on has rambled from disorganized to just downright dizzying.
Thanks to the Democrats, Mr. Lewandowski, we continue to engage in a charade that is overwhelmingly opposed by the American people. pic.twitter.com/TNtTYeV0Hk
— Rep. Matt Gaetz (@RepMattGaetz) September 17, 2019
Lewandowski was completely undaunted in the face of exhausting Democratic overreach, and even used the hearing to build buzz for a possible U.S. Senate campaign next year in his home state of New Hampshire.
He tweeted out a link to a website meant to build interest for his potential campaign next year during a brief midday recess at the hearing:
New website just launched to help a potential senate run. Sign up now! https://t.co/WlI11PaQ7M
— Corey R. Lewandowski (@CLewandowski_) September 17, 2019
Even his opponents were forced to admit that he got the better of Democrats during a grilling that was meant to damage Lewandowski as well as the President.
“The hearing was a political test, and the House Democrats failed it. They’re shudderingly terrible at this work; they lack the bloodthirsty instincts of political killers. Trump and the House GOP are playing nuclear hardball, and the House Democrats were playing the old normie politics of the days before social media, reality television, and the Insane Clown President,” wrote “Never Trump” political consultant Rick Wilson in a blog about the hearings.
President Trump was also very happy with his former subordinate’s display while in the hot seat against vicious Democrats desperate to gin up support for impeachment proceedings.
Such a beautiful Opening Statement by Corey Lewandowski! Thank you Corey! @CLewandowski_
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 17, 2019
If New Hampshire wants a Senator who knows how to own the libs, Lewandowski will be their man in 2020.
Ilhan Omar’s Grandfather Was a Government Official in One of Africa’s Worst Dictatorships
Talk about ‘systematic oppression.’
As Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar accuses American civilization of being a “system of oppression,” it appears that the progressive Democrat has provided little to no public information on her own grandfather’s activities and public duties as a government official in one of Africa’s worst dictatorships.
Omar has described her grandfather, Abukar Omar, as the Director of the National Marine Transport in Somalia in the 1980’s and possibly earlier, serving in the government of then-President Siad Barre. Barre, who took power in 1969, originally governed the country as a Marxist-Leninist before switching his Cold War allegiances to the United States in the late 70’s.
Barre’s government is known as a prolific human rights abuser, persecuting the nation’s Isaaq tribe in a series of government sponsored killings that scholars have referred to as a “forgotten genocide.” Estimates of the civilian casualties of the Isaaq genocide range from 50,000 to 200,000 people.
Omar, who was a child at the time, has also described her family leaving Somalia in 1991, the very year that President Barre was overthrown from power in a revolution that continues to have a destabilizing effect on the East African nation to this day.
It’s of some public interest that a more thorough explanation of Akubar Omar’s duties as an official serving under Siad Barre be provided, especially considering the former Barre official was granted refugee status in the United States sometime after Barre was overthrown in Somalia’s 1991 Civil War.
Omar has described her family as understanding that they were “no longer welcome” in the country as a result of the civil war, a development that may very well have come as a result of her grandfather’s work as a nominally high-ranking government official under the Barre regime. Rep. Omar recounted an incident in which what seems to have been a family compound was placed under siege by rebels who vandalized the property in a 2016 profile with the Minneapolis City Pages.
Omar biographies also suggest that some of her aunts and uncles also worked as civil servants under Barre’s government.
An inquiry into Abukar Omar’s official duties as the Director of the National Marine Transport under Barre’s regime was sent to Omar’s press office, and the Congresswoman has yet to respond as of Wednesday night.
Ilhan Omar was also one of the few Democratic members of Congress to decline to formally vote to recognize the Armenian Genocide conducted by the Ottoman Empire after World War I, claiming the United States should be focusing on the legacy of slavery and persecution of Native Americans instead.
Certainly, one cannot be held to account for actions that their extended relatives engage in when they’re a child; but it’s quite rich that Omar has declined to account for her own grandfather’s seeming participation in a very real and historically documented “system of oppression” in any publicly known remarks on the family connection, while castigating American civilization for its supposed injustices.
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