Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar has found herself in hot water numerous times since becoming a member of Congress nearly two years go.
With November’s election around the corner, it is becoming clear that restoring and maintaining law and order could possibly be a major issue with voters.
With that in mind, we are reminded of a video from January that certainly appeared to show Omar laughing during a press conference when one of her Democratic colleagues was speaking about American soldiers who had died in combat.
Back in January, the Pluralist reported:
Conservatives on Wednesday criticized Rep. Ilhan Omar after she was seen laughing while her Democratic colleague, Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, spoke about the deaths of American soldiers in the Iraq War.
“I’m very glad to say that I was part of the 132 and also the vote for Barbara Lee’s amendment, but I think that the point of that is that that is the same war that we’re dealing with today,” Lee said in a video surfaced by the RNC Research Twitter account. “We never solved any problems with AUMF, we left four thousand plus, maybe even forty-four hundred dead, and over sixty thousand who came back injured in some form and the war never ended.”
Omar could be seen in the background smiling and smirking as Jackson-Lee spoke.
“I’m so uncomfortable watching this. What is wrong with these people?” tweeted Erielle Davidson, a staff writer for the Federalist.
Jackson-Lee made the remarks during a press conference held by the Congressional Progressive Caucus following a classified briefing with Trump administration officials.
Congressional Democrats slammed President Donald Trump’s ordering of a drone strike, which resulted in the death of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani last week.
“If Congress had listened to the Progressive Caucus, this killing would never have happened,” Rep. Ro Khanna said on Wednesday.
“We are not convinced the president acted correctly,” said. Rep. Mark Pocan.
Omar also spoke at the press conference and said discussions about escalating conflict between Iran and the U.S. were affecting her mental state.
“I feel ill a little bit, because of everything that is taking place and I think every time I hear of conversations around war, I find myself being stricken with PTSD,” she said. “And I find peace knowing that I serve with great advocates for peace and people who have shown courage against war.”
— Chris Berg (@chrisbergpov) January 8, 2020