Ilhan Omar is striking back against Alabama Republicans trying to remove her from office. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT: https://tyt.com/trial
“Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) hit back at Alabama’s Republican Party on Tuesday after it approved a resolution calling for her expulsion from the House of Representatives that cited the freshman lawmaker’s controversial comments on Israel and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
In a fiery tweet Tuesday evening, Omar wrote that she was “elected with 78% of the vote by the people of Minnesota’s 5th District, not the Alabama Republican Party.”
“Sorry, @ALGOPHQ, but this is a representative democracy,” she tweeted, tagging the state GOP’s Twitter account, before skewering the group’s support of 2017 Senate candidate Roy Moore, whom she labeled “an accused child molester.” Moore lost his race to Democrat Doug Jones after more than half a dozen women came forward with decades-old sexual misconduct allegations against him, detailing inappropriate interactions that allegedly occurred when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. Moore has denied the allegations and recently announced plans to run for Senate again.”