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Rand Paul Flips Script on Omar, Blasts Her for Being Out of Line, Not Trump

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Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul blasted Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar on Monday, claiming she’s “unappreciative” of the country that welcomed her as an immigrant and elected her to Congress.

As WAVE pointed out, the libertarian-leaning Republican was asked about a controversial series of tweets from President Donald Trump that appeared to take aim at four progressive freshmen lawmakers: Reps. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts.

“So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run,” the president tweeted Sunday.

“Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!” he added.

Trump was roundly criticized for this series of tweets, with media outlets such as CNN, The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times referring to his comments as “racist.”

Moreover, the House was set to vote Tuesday on a resolution condemning the remarks and claiming they were “racist,” Politico reported.

Trump’s comments caught the ire of Omar, among others. The Minnesota congresswoman tweeted Sunday in response to Trump: “As Members of Congress, the only country we swear an oath to is the United States. Which is why we are fighting to protect it from the worst, most corrupt and inept president we have ever seen.”

“You are stoking white nationalism bc you are angry that people like us are serving in Congress and fighting against your hate-filled agenda,” she added.

But in addressing the controversy on Monday, Paul didn’t slam Trump. Instead, he criticized Omar, who came to America from Somalia when she was a child.

“I’m sort of dumbfounded how unappreciative she is of our country,” Paul told WAVE.

“She says this is terrible, a place without justice and all this. She’s a congresswoman. She got here as a refugee 20 years ago. She’s elected to Congress. I can’t imagine a better country that elected her to Congress and she badmouths our country.”

Paul, who supports increased legal immigration, noted the story of a Somali family he knows who immigrated to Kentucky around the same time that Omar came to America.

“It’s just this dramatic story of hope and wonder,” Paul said of the family he knows. “Those are the stories, but it’s not this angry story.”

And Omar, he said, deserves to be rebuked for constantly criticizing America.

“She has this bitterness and anger toward the country,” Paul said. “So I think she does deserve a rebuke over trying to say we have a rotten country.”

Paul’s comments came after Omar claimed over the weekend that the U.S. does not live up to its ideal of “liberty and justice for all.”

“I believe as an immigrant I probably love this country more than anyone who is naturally born,” Omar said.

“You ask anyone walking on the side of the street, somewhere in the middle of the world, they will tell you America the great, but we don’t live these values here,” she added, with a chuckle.

“And so that hypocrisy is one that I am bothered by. I want America the great to be America the great.”

A version of this story appears on the Western Journal website.

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31 Comments
  • Stephen Russell says:

    Gives immigrants bad rap now by words spoken esp from Africa.
    Bad optics,
    Bad overall.
    Fel for legit immigrants who would take her seat & DO Something

    • GARY SCHUY says:

      That Somali Woman is a Viper Snake. Full of Poison. How on Earth did she wound up in Congress is anybody’s Guess.??? If she thinks Americans will agree with her, she is totally mistaken. We all feel insulted.

      • Louise says:

        She got elected by people “just like her”…MN is a pit of Muslims!

        • MReeves says:

          You can Thank Obummer for that. He brought thousand over here and planted in MN and MI. Part of his plan to destroy America and begin a Muslim take over. Our best option is to deport every last one of them along with our illegal invaders.

        • neo says:

          Brought to you by Obozo and his nightly UPS flights that flew in muslims refugees to populate Minnesota and elect this garbage….that is the reason she is so against Trump and his stance against ILLEGALS….Africans too….not just Latinos.

    • brens says:

      Members of the Democrat “Squad” were caught on camera Monday repeatedly refusing to condemn terrorism.Members of the Democrat “Squad” were caught on camera Monday repeatedly refusing to condemn terrorism.Members of the Democrat “Squad” were caught on camera Monday repeatedly refusing to condemn terrorism.

    • Vietnam Veteran says:

      I have been around for a long, long time and I came to the realization long ago that the “tolerant” liberal-democrat-leftist-socialist-communists are the most hate-filled, vicious and nastiest people on the face of the earth.

      Listen to their filthy, hate-filled rhetoric. Watch what they do – ANTIFA fascists destroying everything in sight, Congresswomen bitching and screaming epithets all the time. The Chief Democrat Big Kahuna stirring her witch’s cauldron and spreading ouright lies, BS, and total hypocrisy all the time. Essentially, they are NOT Americans. Traitors yes, Americans NO. They should ALL be deported or imprisoned for treason.

      MAGA

  • Dale jones says:

    Thank you for doing your job in Washington and showing that Trump didn’t say a thing racist

  • Randi says:

    We do live in a great country but it is trash like Omar trying to take it down. She is consistently siding with muslims who are trying to ruin our country. She needs to be put out of office and sent out of this country. She is trouble and needs to be charged with treason.

  • Grant says:

    This Anti-American Palestinian Trojan Horse has got to GO!!!!

    • Diana says:

      Agree she has to be removed from Our government and removed from America Deported Immediately along with the other fake muslum from Mi. And Cortez she is a dum ass and a danger to America because of her stupidity we mus t Demand all socialist, communist,muslums, atheists, perverted Removed from our government this is Unacceptable it never was allowed till that vile perverted obama holder and his minions we must Demand soros Be Removed from America and all his money here ceased if a citizen then revoke it other countries threw him and his vile cohorts out and that is what we have to do he can go to Venezuela sense that’s what he wants here if they were in office they kept it secret till obama Now we have to run extreme background checks on anyone running for office that includes their families, so this can never happen again

  • K.R. Lombardia says:

    My grandfather and his brothers came here from Spain.And so did my grandmother. If they were alive today they’d blast this bitch for what she is trying to do to this country. They loved everything about the US and assimilated to it like they were natives. Of course, they kept Spanish traditions, but they were US all the way. My grandfather never went back and one uncle did for 6 weeks. When he came back to the US he told me it was nice to go see his old home town but the US is his home and he was happy he made the move here. He said nowhere else is like the US.

    • Barbara J Thorson says:

      KR Lombardia says it right. My grandparents came over from Switzerland. They had sponsors and a job lined up prior to coming here. They followed the laws here and loved being here.

    • Divinggets says:

      My story is similar. My dad came here in the 1940’s from Costa Rica, a small country in Central America. By the time I was born both he and my mother spoke PERFECT English. They both loved this country–had me in a Brooklyn Dodger uniform and Davy Crockett hat when I was five!–and lived as Americans, in dress, attitude, and language. When he passed away at age 90 one of the last things he said to me was how much he appreciated all this country had given him–the chance to have a family, a home, a good paying job, and the freedom to enjoy it all. Like your family, my parents would be appalled at the hateful behavior of today’s Democrats.

  • Tommy Ryan says:

    I met a family from Iran at the beach yesterday.
    The mother escaped what she called barbaric Islamic rule in the late 80’s & loves this nation. She now has 2 children and raises them in Toronto, Canada, yet frequents the USA.
    She says (& I actually agree because I know MANY Canadians) that residents of Canada & residents of the USA actually get along (despite the lying MSM mainstream media) & it’s one of the many reasons why she travels between the 2 nations.

    She condemns islam, the book that teaches the followers to kill & destroy in the name of their “god” as the BIGGEST world problem.

    I wish the news covered this information instead of the propaganda based on the progressive socialism of 4 hate-filled “congresswomen”…but that wouldn’t “support the cause” of destroying the USA.

  • ANI4ANI says:

    ILL-the-head is just a jihadist/radical infiltrator trying 2 destroy the US 4 the purpose of islamic conquest. The other members of the “APOCAlYPTIC 4” have their agenda 4 destroying the US.. Ratshita is a ditto of the former, the other 2 Caucasian hating racists who wish 2 become commissars. In the end they will eat EACH other like cannibals.

  • Shhhhhh says:

    Non of them demos appreciate america..they just want Imside so they
    CAn bring us down like obama tried ….Trump brought us back, thank God…get these terrorists out of Congress that shouldn’t be here anyway. They hate America and its obvious because of the way they talk about it….shameful….

  • Carol Nance says:

    I agree completely with Paul and Trump! Omar has demonstrated that she is undeserving of her position and ungrateful to be a citizen. Hardly anyone supports her vile positions. She does not support American values and constantly badmouths the country. She has violated her oath along with the “Squad” since Day 1. All four should be expelled. They complain about Trump’s rebuke, but all four have hurled constant terrible, insults of him and his family. They have said the f-bomb on tv!
    Anyone who wants to continue to complain when they are paid to solve problems, should leave. Trump is not a racist: a loyal American!

  • Marilyn says:

    The Squad is a disgrace to our country. What kind of uninformed voters are there in their districts? Amazing these American haters were elected. Go away, all of you. Go somewhere else. Omar, go back to Somalia. That’s a great place. TOTALLY DISGRACE AND ANTI-AMERICAN.

  • Dragonfly43 says:

    It sickened me to watch these disgusting women doing what amounted to a campaign and a slur against America. I repeat: I’ve been in 26 countries and lived in four. This is the best country in the world. If you don’t like it, leave!

  • Omar is a PIG! Who marries their own brother. Who is given a gift of coming to the U.S.A. and then tries to change it to another Islamic “SHITHOLE” with the 3rd century beliefs these scum bags follow.That towel wrapped head, with a photo of BIN LADEN in the office she squats in in our Congress. The Squad my ass, 4 bitches that need to be GONE! Moe, Larry Curly and Whoopi. Who the hell ever heard of that idiot from Massachusetts till she sided with those three half wits. Remember those two muslim bitches send money to Hamas and Hezbollah,

  • Jamie says:

    This was a great country, until Omar showed up.

  • Evangeline says:

    The JIHAD SQUAD has an agenda to give our nation over to the One World Gov. or the Muslims. I think they are one and the same. These women are enemies of America and should be ousted immediately from our gov! We are foolish to allow them to remain.

  • Marie says:

    I agree with what everyone has said here. I also see nothing wrong with the President’s remarks. He said they should go back where they came from and fix those governments before telling us how. We all came from somewhere through our ancestors, so if anyone doesn’t like this country, going back to where we came from seems logical to me. Those women are not Americans and not liberals or Democrats. The are LEFTISTS. Another word for Nazi’s that these women love to compare the country and the president to. Their tactics are also the same ones that all Leftists use to try and take over power. America is great because Americans are too intelligent to fall for their kind of BS.

  • Sher says:

    Those four women of color should never have been voted in to OUR GOVERNMENT. Now they have caused all kinds of problems, they put down, Our President, Our flag, Our Bible for their Koran, National anthem, the American People etc. Are people really STUPID, dont you care about this country, i dont think so. So like the President says if you dont like it here LEAVE. Why is it you damn liberals can say anything you want about President Trump, like the congresswomen who called him a Mother Effer and nothing is done. Now these four muslim ladies are gathering there liberal friends for a meeting against Trump. Wow you people have almost destroyed this country. WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • It’s obvious she doesn’t understand how America system works.
    It’s obvious she’s from Minnesota, (islam foot hold.)
    she is a danger to our country. Islam is a danger world wide.
    Now islam is in our government. I fear for my country.
    Islam will destroy us and not even blink an eye doing it.

  • Darrel says:

    She married her own brother to commit immigration fraud – a federal crime. She stole campaign funds and used them for personal use – another crime.

    She is filled with hate for the USA and for Jewish people.

    Indict her for her crimes, judge, imprison, then deport.

  • LJP says:

    President speaks the truth. Go help your own. Course they’d likely be killed as women have no say.

  • Annette says:

    President Trump , is saying the same thing that we all have been saying from day 1 , her and the other losers hate this country! If they didn’t they wouldn’t be trying to destroy it from the inside . Cross the border into any other country as a illegal and you would be jailed , kill , rape , smuggle drugs in or out and you are jailed !! Do that here and you get a aww poor thing they just want a better life , well hell so does every American !!!!! We all are not rockstars, actors , models , 99% of us live paycheck to paycheck . We want a better life for our families too , so like My President said step up help or get the fk out …

  • Rockne Hughes says:

    I believe as an immigrant I probably love this country more than anyone who is naturally born,” Omar said.

    “You ask anyone walking on the side of the street, somewhere in the middle of the world, they will tell you America the great, but we don’t live these values here,” she added, with a chuckle.

    “And so that hypocrisy is one that I am bothered by. I want America the great to be America the great.”

    She wants America to reflect Somalia with Islam domination of the government.

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