Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., listens as Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russell Vought testifies before the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, during a hearing on the fiscal year 2020 budget. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
It says much – and none of it good – that the two main priorities of Democrats in the midst of the Wuhan virus outbreak in America seem to be to a) frequently lie about the Trump administration’s response to it and b) cry “racism” every time a Republican correctly refers to the virus as the Wuhan virus.
Such was again the case with Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) when she took to the Twitter machine to join in on PelosiCo.’s efforts to politicize the heck out of the Wuhan virus by accusing House GOP Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) of racism.
McCarthy, you see, referred to the virus, which originated in Wuhan, China, as the “Chinese coronavirus”:
Everything you need to know about the Chinese coronavirus can be found on one, regularly-updated website: https://t.co/nGCCDVqcqe
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) March 9, 2020
This outraged Omar, who absurdly claimed that “viruses don’t have nationalities” before asserting McCarthy was guilty of racism:
Viruses don't have nationalities.
This is racist. https://t.co/edNDoe1LI9
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) March 10, 2020
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) noticed Omar’s accusation, and proceeded to set the record straight:
This is silly. What’s the origin of these pathogens: West Nile virus, Ebola, Spanish flu, German measles? Rather than using crisis to channel woke anger, we should come together to protect public health & stop spread of a global pandemic (made worse by Chinese govt obfuscation). https://t.co/ov0Uyk71qT
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 11, 2020
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) also took note of Omar’s tweet, and called her and her party out for their predictable yet tiresome methods of operation:
What Dem governance looks like:
Step 1: Identify an issue we all agree is a problem
Step 2: Politicize the issue and blame it on Trump
Step 3: Encourage public panic
Step 4: When all else fails, get woke and call Republicans racists https://t.co/3CJegf6hOy
— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) March 11, 2020
Cruz and Crenshaw both have also been two of the leading voices reminding Democrats that it is especially dangerous to be arguing in favor of open borders in the midst of the emerging Wuhan virus threats.
Rep. Omar is not the only member of the so-called “Squad” quick to flash the racism card this week. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) stated in an Instagram Live video on Tuesday night that “straight-up racism” was behind people’s decisions to avoid eating at Chinese restaurants during the Wuhan virus crisis, an allegation I debunked with receipts here.