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GOP Sen Calls on Omar To Resign: She's Shredding Constitution, Not Defending It

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Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee called on Rep. Ilhan Omar to resign this week after the Minnesota congresswoman said the U.S. economy and political system is oppressive and should be dismantled.

At an event in St. Paul on Tuesday billed “to address racism in policing and reform our criminal justice system,” Omar made the call for the fundamental restructuring of America.

“As long as our economy and political systems prioritize profit without considering who is profiting, who is being shut out, we will perpetuate this inequality,” the lawmaker said.

“So we cannot stop at criminal justice system. We must begin the work of dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it.”

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Fellow “squad” member Rep. Rashida Tlaib seconded Omar’s call to tear down the system.

“My sister @IlhanMN said it best: We must begin with dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it. Pass it on,” the Michigan Democrat tweeted.

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Blackburn clearly did not like what she heard.

“Ilhan Omar took an oath to defend and protect the Constitution, not shred it. Omar and her Marxist comrades are a threat to our Democracy,” the senator tweeted.

“Omar should resign,” Blackburn added.

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Conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza, who immigrated to the United States from India as a young adult, noted that Omar, also an immigrant (a political refugee), should be grateful for the American system that both took her in and gave her the opportunity to succeed.

“If anyone should love this country, it’s Ilhan Omar,” D’Souza tweeted. “Here is a nation that welcomed her with open arms, provided her opportunity for a better life & elected her to U.S. Congress.”

“How does she repay America? By calling for the dismantling of the U.S. economy & its entire system,” he wrote.

Omar’s family immigrated to the U.S. in the early 1990s when she was 12 from a refugee camp in Kenya, where they had fled four years before to escape the violence and starvation in Somalia.

While serving as a state legislator in 2017, Omar charged that the American military had killed “thousands of Somalis” during the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu.

She added, “#NotTodaySatan.”

Fox News reported that though the number of deaths in the battle is uncertain, “Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War” author Mark Bowden estimated roughly 500 Somalis died in the Battle of Mogadishu, while the Rand Corporation put the number at 300 civilian deaths. Other estimates put the figure at approximately 1,000.

Kyle Lamb, a former Delta Force operator and Danny McKnight, a Ranger colonel who commanded U.S. troops in the battle, told the Washington Examiner they were in Somalia, in part, to protect Omar’s tribe, the Majerteen, from the warlord Mohammed Farah Aidid.

“In helping her tribe, we had to eliminate those who were bad,” Lamb said.

“She should be thankful we were there to help her people,” added McKnight, who was shot in the neck and arm.

“I really am offended, truly offended, by her comment and her thought that thousands were killed by us. Not true. Not true at all.”

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 2,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Birthplace
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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American
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Graduated dean's list from West Point
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United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
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We Hold These Truths
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Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
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Phoenix, Arizona
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English
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Politics, Entertainment, Faith




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