On Wednesday, freshman Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar issued a tweet defending the racist, homophobic Black Hebrew Israelites who taunted the Covington Catholic High School students. The tweet was taken down, but not before Omar was called out for her lies and threatened with a libel suit.
“-The boys were protesting a woman’s right to choose & yelled ‘it’s not rape if you enjoy it’ -They were taunting 5 Black men before they surrounded Phillips and led racist chants -Sandmann’s family hired a right wing PR firm to write his non-apology,” Omar’s tweet said.
Although the tweet was taken down, an archived version of it can be seen here.
Robert Barnes, an attorney who offered to represent the Covington families free of charge, put Omar on notice, Cristina Laila said.
This is libel. Retract, or get sued. https://t.co/18DO7vHOLN
— Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) January 23, 2019
Twitchy asked: “Did she watch any of the videos? Does she have any comment on what the Black Hebrew Israelites were saying to the boys? Does she care about any of it?”
It’s obvious she doesn’t care nor does she care about truth, fact or anything approaching reality. As for watching the full video, would it really matter if she had?
Others weighed in:
Far-left Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) defends the Black Hebrew Israelites, which even the Southern Poverty Law Center says is a *hate group*
The group called the Covington Catholic HS boys:
-"Child molesting f**gots"
-"Dirty a*s crackers"
-"Future school shooters"
-"Incest babies" https://t.co/9C3M0lKpww
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 23, 2019
I was too generous before. These are outright lies by a member of Congress who's already smeared Lindsey Graham as compromised with no evidence after less than a month in office. I'm sure mainstream media folks will hold her accountable. Facts First! https://t.co/0tz1ch9EmB
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) January 23, 2019
Don’t count on it…
There is a lot of misinformation and outright #FakeNews in this tweet, but perhaps most egregiously: How nice of sitting U.S. congresswoman @IlhanMN to casually characterize members of the Black Hebrew Israelites—an overtly racist, supremacist cult—as merely "5 Black men." https://t.co/5eqPdfRkOT
— Josh Hammer (@josh_hammer) January 23, 2019
Antisemitic Dem Rep now using her platform to spread lies about kids.
1) The 1 boy who yelled that did not attend Catholic Covington.
2) This is a lie. It was the black activists who were taunting the kids with homophobic and racist smears.
3) His statement matches the video. https://t.co/UsLVhG7bJW
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) January 23, 2019
Indeed these are interesting and wild times.
Just think. THIS is the new Democrat majority controlling the House of Representatives. Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, doesn’t it?
Courtesy of Conservative Firing Line