Alabama Republicans call for Rep. Omar to be expelled from Congress

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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., respond to remarks by President Donald Trump after his call for the four Democratic congresswomen to go back to their “broken” countries, during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2019. All are American citizens and three of the four were born in the U.S. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(WIAT) — Alabama Republicans have approved a resolution calling for Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) to be removed from Congress.

The resolution was announced at the GOP’s summer meeting in Auburn last Saturday.

In the resolution, Republicans called for Rep. Omar’s expulsion after they say the congresswoman engaged in “rhetoric that explicitly runs counter to American values and patriotism by falsely accusing U.S. armed forces of committing war crimes while on mission to liberate her home country of Somalia.”

Rep. Omar, a freshman congresswoman, has garnered lots of attention from Republicans, including President Donald Trump. The president has referenced her and fellow freshmen members of Congress, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib as “the Squad.

The resolution goes on to say that Rep. Omar “dismissed the 9/11 terror attacks…by stating ‘some people did something.'”

Rep. Omar has faced backlash in the past due to her comments regarding Israel supporters and was recently banned from the country after she made comments regarding the Israel-Palestine clash.

Rep. Omar responded to Alabama Republicans in a tweet telling them she was elected with 78% of the vote. She also made comment to the party’s backing of then-Republican nominee for Senate, Roy Moore.

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