Rep. Omar Calls Living In Trump’s America “An Everyday Assault”
Representative Ilhan Omar was born in Somalia, which she had to flee during civil war with her family. She then spent four years in a Kenyan refugee camp before being resettled in the U.S., where she’s lived for 23 years.
And the USA is the country that she has a problem with. Apparently, she felt more comfortable in perpetually war-torn Somalia than in America.
According to Bongino.com:
Omar is warning that living in the United States under President Trump is “an everyday assault.”
“It’s an everyday assault. Every day, a part of your identity is threatened, demonized, and vilified. Trump is tapping into an ugly part of our society and freeing its ugliness,” she told Vogue Arabia. “It’s been a challenge to try to figure out how to continue the inclusion; how to show up every day and make sure that people who identify with all the marginalized identities I carry, feel represented,” she continued.
“It’s transitioning from the idea of constantly resisting to insisting in upholding the values we share — that this is a society that was built on the idea that you could start anew. And what that celebrates is immigrant heritage.”
Then why is she still here? In the same interview, Omar also talked about how she see’s the hijab as meaning “power, liberation, and beauty.” I don’t doubt her – but ironically that’s only possible in a country like America where the hijab is a choice. It’s hardly a feminist symbol in Iran.
It’s important to add u are able to feel this way because u live in America vs one of the many places around the world forcing the hijab on all women as a sign of oppression.
Allowing ur daughters to choose their own path so they may become strong like their mother is admirable.
— Matt Glantz (@MattGlantz) March 29, 2019
Tucker Carlson went off on her comments during his show last night. “Maybe our immigration system should prioritize people who actually like this country,” he quotably said.
At the very least, she could just leave Congress.