Democrat Representative Ilhan Omar is facing backlash for condemning “white men” in a racially charged statement which drew criticism for her “hypocrisy.”
In an interview with the Middle East outlet Al Jazeera, Omar claimed “white men” are responsible for “most of the deaths” in the US.
“I would say our country should be more fearful of white men across our country because they are actually causing most of the deaths within this country,” Ilhan Omar charged.
While it’s unclear what data Omar cited, according to 2018 homicide data gathered by the FBI, “When the race of the offender was known, 54.9 percent were Black or African American, 42.4 percent were White, and 2.7 percent were of other races.”
Meanwhile, social media users noted Omar is married to a white man.
Her remarks didn’t go down too well.
“Ilhan Omar is race-baiting trash who doesn’t deserve a seat in Congress,” proclaimed political commentator Gunther Eagleman.
“This isn’t ‘reverse racism,'” added “Relentless” podcast host Kyle Becker. “This is racism. Straight up.”
Others noted the error in her data in terms of homicides:
Omar also claimed earlier this year that “far-right insurrectionists” forced then-House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s hand to win their support for his Speakership.
“McCarthy just agreed to a deal with far-right insurrectionists that would hold the entire US and global economy hostage to extreme cuts to everything from housing to education, healthcare, Social Security, and Medicare. Hard to overstate how dangerous this is,” she said.
Omar also responded to a comment that said some moderate Republicans would work with Democrats to vote against the rules package which McCarthy made with the group.
“This would mean once the Speaker is elected, the rule package the Freedom Caucus negotiated fails, and a rules package that doesn’t have any of the concessions passes. Tune in … to find out how this saga ends,” she said.
Omar was torched for these comments too.
“Dangerous freedom > peaceful slavery,” the Hodge twins said.
“Is it as dangerous as marrying your brother?” comedian Tim Young said.
“Democrats just pushed through a $1.7 Trillion Omnibus Bill, and you’re worried about spending more money already. Sounds like that deal was needed!” Florida Republican House Candidate Vic DeGrammont said.