Rep. Ilhan Omar at a group press conference with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rep. Rashid Tlaib (D-MI).
REP. ILHAN OMAR (D-MN): This is a president who has openly violated the very value our country aspires to uphold. Equality under the law, religious liberty, equal protection, and protection from persecution. And to distract from that, he’s launching a blatantly racist attack on four duly elected members of the United States House of Representatives, all of whom are women of color.of this is the agenda of white nationalists. Whether it is happening in chat rooms or it’s happening on national TV, and now it’s reached the White House Rose Garden.
He would love nothing more than Toth divide our country based on race, religion, gender, orientation, or immigration status., because this is the only way he knows he can prevent the solidarity of us working together across all of our differences. The only way to prevent us from confronting the problems our country is facing, whether it is health care, climate change, student debt, or our endless wars. This is his plan to pit us against one another. This is how he can continue to enrich his friends and distract us from the detrimental policies that his administration is pushing forth. So we can either continue to enable this president and report on the bile of garbage that comes out of his mouth, or we can hold him accountable to his crimes, or we can continue to turn a blind eye of the multiple crimes he’s accused of.
We can stand while he violates people’s basic human rights, and the responsibility — the responsibility that his administration has for the deaths of children on our border. Or we can take action. I have not made impeachment central to my election or my tenure, but since the day that I’ve gotten elected, I have said to people, it is not — if he will be impeached, but when. So it is time for us to stop allowing this president to make a mockery out of our constitution. It’s time for us to impeach this president.