The Left has no allegiance to our great nation. But no one expected for it to go this far.
Because a top Democrat defected to a foreign country and now Capitol Hill is on lockdown.
A prominent House Republican called on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) to resign on Monday after she delivered a speech in which opponents claimed she prioritized Somali interests over American ones.
“Ilhan Omar’s appalling, Somalia-first comments are a slap in the face to the Minnesotans she was elected to serve and a direct violation of her oath of office,” House Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) wrote on X.
“She should resign in disgrace.”
Omar, the first Somali American in Congress, appeared to tell her Somali American constituents that she would do all in her power to prevent the disputed, breakaway Republic of Somaliland from signing a sea-access agreement with landlocked Ethiopia.
A video of the Minnesota legislator went viral with almost 2.6 million views after it was uploaded on X, with a translation stating that Omar said: “As Somalis, one day we will go after our missing territories.”
The representative alleges her statements were lost during translation.
“It’s not only slanted but completely off,” Omar said of the subtitles in a video of her speech shared by Republic of Somaliland Foreign Minister Rhoda Elmi.
“But I wouldn’t expect more from these propagandists.”
“No one will take Somalia’s sea while I am in Congress,” Omar declared in a more precise translation of her Jan. 27 address.
“The United States will not back others to rob us. So, do not lose sleep over that.”
Elmi called on House leadership and Democrats to “take note of [Omar’s] public conduct,” claiming that the speech was “unbecoming [of] a United States Congresswoman.”
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) blasted Omar for promising to defend Somalia’s borders while rejecting measures to strengthen the U.S.-Mexico border.
“Terrorist sympathizer Ilhan Omar in her own words: Somalian first. Muslim second. She never mentions America,” Greene tweeted.
“She flaunts using her position as congresswoman to protect Somalia’s border while our border is invaded by MILLIONS of illegals who are a danger to America,” the Georgia Republican added.
“These people hate America and they’re so emboldened by the Democrats’ disdain for our country, they’re not even trying to hide it anymore.”
The Republic of Somaliland declared independence from Somalia in 1991, although it is not commonly recognized globally, particularly in the United States. Omar prefers to keep it that way.
“No nation-state can survive if its states start to get involved in land lease negotiations with other countries without the consent of the federal government,” she wrote on X.
“Somalis in Somalia and in the diaspora are united in that effort and I stand in solidarity with them. No amount of harassment and lies will ever change that.”
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