Archiv: Ilhan Omar


13.02.2019 - 23:44 [ C-SPAN / Youtube ]

Word for Word: Excange between Rep. Ilhan Omar and Elliott Abrams (C-SPAN)

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has a heated exchange with Elliot Abrams, the U.S. special envoy to Venezuela, highlighting his role in the Iran-Contra affair. She says, „I fail to understand why members of this committee or the American people should find any testimony you give today to be truthful.“ The exchange came during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing.

13.02.2019 - 23:16 [ Omar Moore ‏/ Twitter ]

U.S. congresswoman @IlhanMN and convicted (then pardoned) Iran-Contra felon Elliott Abrams in an exchange marked by Abrams’ disrespectful interruption of Rep. Omar’s statement. Reclaiming her time!

13.02.2019 - 23:15 [ theHill.com ]

Omar, Trump envoy Elliott Abrams clash in fiery exchange

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) engaged in a testy back and forth on Wednesday with special envoy to Venezuela Elliott Abrams, accusing the diplomat of being a liar and pressing him on his involvement in the Iran-Contra affair and killings in Central America during the Reagan administration.

13.02.2019 - 00:13 [ ThinkProgress.org ]

American Jews must stand with Ilhan Omar

The right will always use Israel and anti-Semitism as a tool to destroy left-wing movements, especially when they’re led by people of color.

12.02.2019 - 19:26 [ Dave Zirin, Sports editor @thenation ‏/ Twitter ]

As a Jew, I want to welcome anyone who wants to criticize a lobbying coalition funded by arms manufacturers, evangelical Christians, and allies of the right wing edge of Israeli politics. Criticizing AIPAC is not anti-Semitic and it’s absurd that this even needs to be said.

11.02.2019 - 11:03 [ Glenn Greenwald ‏/ Twitter ]

Equating @IlhanMN & @RashidaTlaib’s criticism of Israel to Steve King’s long defense of white supremacy is obscene (McCarthy said it’s worse). In the US, we’re allowed to criticize our own government: certainly foreign governments. The GOP House Leader’s priorities are warped.

11.02.2019 - 11:01 [ Haaretz ]

Kevin McCarthy Promises ‘Action’ Against Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib

(10.2.2019) The Republican leader in the U.S. House of Representatives said he would take action against two Democrats who have sharply criticized Israel if the Democratic majority did not do so.

“If they do not take action I think you’ll see action from myself,” Kevin McCarthy of California, the minority leader, said according to Capitol Hill reporters writing for a number of newspapers. “This cannot sustain itself. It’s unacceptable in this country.”

09.01.2019 - 12:25 [ theLily.com ]

‘A shattering of the walls’: Muslim women celebrate the swearing in of Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib

(4.1.2018) A group of Christian clergy, including leaders in the United Church of Christ and United Methodist denominations, planned to deliver a welcome letter on Thursday afternoon to the two Muslim representatives signed by 7,000 Christians.

Suleman had a simple summation of what the moment represents:
“I think the message, really, is that this is America.”

13.11.2018 - 09:45 [ theHill.com ]

Progressives flex muscles as Dems return to Washington

“We have 20 new people that we endorsed elected to Congress, and there’s still a few more that are coming,” Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.), the co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), said Monday at a press conference presenting the group’s new members.

Pocan added that the CPC will have more than 90 members in the next Congress, making it the “largest value-based caucus” on the Hill.

15.08.2018 - 07:02 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez / Twitter ]

Sister @IlhanMN just WON her Minnesota primary, while outspent as well! I am so proud to join hands with you to November and beyond. She and @RashidaTlaib will be the first Muslim Congresswomen in US history, both elected this year. Congratulations Ilhan, you inspire me.

15.08.2018 - 06:59 [ CNN ]

Ilhan Omar could become first Somali-American in Congress after primary win

Backed in her race by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Omar — who came to the US more than two decades ago as a refugee — would become the first Somali-American member of Congress if she wins the seat being left behind by Rep. Keith Ellison, who is running for state attorney general, in November.

14.08.2018 - 19:35 [ Haaretz ]

Critical of Israel, Embraced by Ocasio-Cortez: Minnesota Muslim Candidate Becomes Target of Alt-right Troll

Like Tlaib and Ellison, Omar, a Somali-American has taken considerable heat for past statements critical of Israel; opposition to her candidacy has grown increasingly confrontational as Tuesday’s primary approaches. On Saturday night, a campaign event for Omar featuring an appearance by Tlaib at the Minneapolis’s Holy Land Deli was disrupted by a group of her opponents, led by right-wing anti-Muslim blogger, former Project Veritas employee and long-time provocateur Laura Loomer, who shouted questions at the candidates, both of whom did their best to avoid her.