Alabama GOP adopted a resolution pushing for Rep. Ilhan Omar’s expulsion from Congress.
“Representative Omar has engaged in rhetoric that explicitly runs counter to American values and patriotism by falsely accusing U.S. armed forces of committing war crimes while on mission to liberate her home country of Somalia.”
Two weeks ago our organization took a stand for what was right. Today our resolution has garnered national news coverage. Thank you to Rep. Tommy Hanes and to @ALGOP for being bold. #alpolitics #MAGA ??https://t.co/c1od4jA8bu
— YR's of NE Alabama (@YRNEA) August 27, 2019
Alabama Republicans are urging lawmakers to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. from Congress after a series of controversial statements, including remarks about Israel and her support of economic boycotts against that country.
The state GOP passed a resolution last weekend at the party’s summer meeting in Auburn calling on its congressional delegation to “proceed with the expulsion process” against the first-term congresswoman.
“Representative Omar has engaged in rhetoric that explicitly runs counter to American values and patriotism by falsely accusing U.S. armed forces of committing war crimes while on mission to liberate her home country of Somalia,” the resolution said.
It said Omar also “dismissed the 9/11 terror attacks waged by radical Islam” and “sympathized with a convicted terrorist” by advocating for “sentencing leniency.”
Omar responded on Twitter in response to the resolution that she was “elected with 78% of the vote by the people of Minnesota’s 5th District, not the Alabama Republican Party,” and went on to reference the Party’s failed nomination of Roy Moore as a Senate candidate:
Sorry, @ALGOPHQ, but this is a representative democracy.
I was elected with 78% of the vote by the people of Minnesota’s 5th District, not the Alabama Republican Party.
If you want to clean up politics, maybe don’t nominate an accused child molester as your Senate candidate? https://t.co/r9NvsZKRUw
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) August 27, 2019
We are a Republic, have you forgotten
— Anthony J Griffin (@AnthonyJGriffi3) August 27, 2019
Ummm, @IlhanMN @Ilhan question —->> is this story true? Did you use federal campaign funds to do personal travel with your alleged romantic relationship? https://t.co/0WE16jLhmO #cd5 cause the aggrieved wife has made shocking allegations – are they true or false? #stribpol
— Jennifer DeJournett (@JenDeJournett) August 27, 2019
State Rep. Tommy Hanes told Fox News that Omar’s actions were “sympathetic to radical Islam” and that this was enough to expel her from Congress.