U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., left, joined at right by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., responds to base remarks by President Donald Trump after he called for four Democratic congresswomen of color to go back to their “broken” countries, as he exploited the nation’s glaring racial divisions once again for political gain, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019. All four congresswomen are American citizens and three of the four were born in the U.S. Omar is the first Somali-American in Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Sometimes people just have political disagreements. Other times it’s obvious that the pettiness and disrespect go well past policy and into blatant anti-Americanism.
That happened last night with Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib. You expected them to cause a scene (and you’ll see that they did), but you’d also think that honoring a member of the Tuskegee Airmen would be something they could manage.
Nope. They sat on their hands and refused to even clap for a boundary breaking war hero who otherwise checks all the boxes of their inter-secontional ideology. Why? Because Trump.
A small cluster of Democrats including Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Mark Pocan don't stand for Charles McGee, the former Tuskegee Airman introduced by Trump
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) February 5, 2020
Omar and Tlaib also didn’t stand for an African American child getting a scholarship, the death of Islamist Al-Baghdadi, or the death of terrorist Qassem Solemani. I haven’t been able to get tape of it yet, but I’d be surprised if they stood for Juan Guaido’s introduction, as both women have outspokenly signaled support for socialist dictator Maduro in Venezuela. At some point, I think the networks caught on that showing them was bad for Democrats, so they stopped.
But while they couldn’t be bothered to stand for Gen. Charles McGee, the last surviving member of the Tuskegee Airmen, they did manage to play on their phones, no doubt delivering hot takes on Instagram and Twitter.
Tlaib & Omar are on their phones, which is against the House rules.
— Ellen Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) February 5, 2020
They weren’t done yet though. Their final act of resistance was to storm out of the speech and run to social media to proclaim their heroism.
Omar and Tlaib are among the Democrats who have walked out.
— David Smith (@SmithInAmerica) February 5, 2020
This is what America looks like ✌🏽 pic.twitter.com/4NCDdxJsql
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) February 5, 2020
I guess they couldn’t stomach the truth that sanctuary cities have led to gruesome, completely preventable crimes perpetrated against innocent Americans. It certainly shows where their priorities lie. They can’t be roused to applaud a war hero or the death of the world’s most prolific terrorist, but they’ll let their emotions fly if you dare suggest cities should follow Federal immigration laws.
The behavior these two women constantly showcase goes far beyond simple partisanship. These are disgusting, disrespectful, and ungratefully garbage actions. If the Democrat party had any semblance of decency left, they’d stand up and say enough is enough.