Far-left ‘Squad’ Representative Ilhan Omar had a town hall meeting interrupted by protesters upset with her for supporting tens of billions of taxpayer dollars to Ukraine and pushing the country to the brink of nuclear war with Russia.
The incident is similar to an earlier episode when far-left socialist AOC had her town hall crashed by progressives upset that she bent the knee and supported billions to Ukraine.
“You are supposed to be a progressive Democrat,” a man in the video can be heard yelling toward Omar. “Anti-war.”
“$80 billion to Ukraine is not anti-war,” he added.
JUST IN: Anti War Protester confronts #SquadMember @IlhanMN on her funding of the Ukrainian War that is leading us into nuclear war. She was part of the cowardly 30 who rescinded the letter calling for diplomatic talks with Russia! pic.twitter.com/Qk7Pmket9C
— Jose Vega — Vote Diane Sare! (@JosBtrigga) October 28, 2022
Ilhan Omar Shouts Back at Protesters
Ilhan Omar (D-MN) defended her actions during the altercation and later on social media by describing the protesters as “dangerous propagandists.”
“We are helping little children like me,” she responded, an apparent reference to her fleeing war-torn Somalia as a child.
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“There are little children whose lives are being lost,” Omar said, her voice growing more high-pitched.
“Unless you are someone like me that has been that child, you do not get to tell me what my votes mean and how I get to vote in supporting people,” she shouted back.
With little, if any, oversight for the military aid being sent to Ukraine, there is no evidence that the funds are directly aiding children in the region as the war with Russia wages on.
Most of it is described as military aid.
Omar took to social media afterward to claim the protesters are not anti-war, but rather, “dangerous propagandists who are literally making a mockery of the anti-war movement.”
She dismissed the protests as fomenters of Russian disinformation, as has become the norm for Democrats who suddenly have an insatiable thirst for war.
I am sorry, you all aren’t “anti war protesters”, you are dangerous propagandists who are literally making a mockery of the anti war movement.
I have never had the pleasure of responding to 🇷🇺 ridiculous internet disinformation in person before. Thank you for the opportunity ✌🏽 https://t.co/xzTLQCymgO
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) October 28, 2022
Progressive Caucus Cowers in Fear
The Political Insider reported last week that lawmakers from both parties are reportedly seeking to lock in a staggering $50 billion in additional military aid for Ukraine before a new Congress is sworn in this January.
That will be on top of the $12 billion in aid to Ukraine approved by Congress approved last month.
On top of the Senate passing a $40 billion aid package in May.
On top of the $14 billion aid package in March.
No worries though. That’s all for the children, according to Omar.
Pressed on her Ukraine war position for what may be the first time since February, Ilhan Omar just starts incoherently scream-crying https://t.co/aIfTrU3AzF
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) October 28, 2022
Omar has previously expressed skepticism about where the aid is going and worried about the “size and scope” of the support being sent to Ukraine.
“The consequences of flooding Ukraine with a billion dollars in [American] weapons, likely not limited to just military-specific equipment but also including small arms + ammo, are unpredictable & likely disastrous,” she tweeted.
“Specially (sic) when they are given to paramilitary groups without accountability.”
That’s still exactly the case, which makes Omar’s 180 all the more pathetic.
I support giving Ukraine the resources it needs to defend its people, I just have legitimate concerns about the size and scope.
Btw, criticizing and questioning is my job as a leader and a member of Congress. It’s the hardest part of the job, trust me it’s easy to just follow. https://t.co/XIioIlU5D8
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) March 8, 2022
The Congressional Progressive Caucus, on which Omar serves as Whip, embarrassingly retracted a letter to the White House encouraging President Joe Biden to look for a diplomatic path to peace between Ukraine and Russia.
The letter was widely denounced by pro-war-with-Russia lawmakers.
NEW: Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal says in a statement they’re withdrawing their Ukraine letter.
“The letter was drafted several months ago, but unfortunately was released by staff without vetting. As Chair of the Caucus, I accept responsibility for this.” pic.twitter.com/iPKdHRllRz
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) October 25, 2022
The ‘anti-war protesters’ have been targeting other Squad members in recent days.
Earlier this month, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) was on the receiving end of an absolutely brutal verbal tongue-lashing over her support for Ukraine.
“You ran as an outsider! Yet, you’ve been voting to start this war in Ukraine,” a man is heard yelling at a nearly empty town hall event. “Why are you playing with the lives of American citizens? You’re playing with our lives!”
My friend @Noggatone and I confronted Congresswoman @AOC on her support for Nuclear War and Ukrainian Nazis. I call her out for being a coward in the face of the party that will push us all into Nuclear war right now. Will she stand up like @TulsiGabbard and fight for peace? pic.twitter.com/aQiQvQSWIN
— Jose Vega — Vote Diane Sare! (@JosBtrigga) October 13, 2022
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley were also confronted for “bringing us to the brink of nuclear war.”
Some friends of mine (@samprometheus & Bill Ferguson) in Boston confronted @SenWarren & #TheSquad member @AyannaPressley on the nuclear war issue. The Congresswoman has been shown to be a coward & Warren an even bigger one. Will they allow us to die in a nuclear holocaust? pic.twitter.com/vf34NIQ6a5
— Jose Vega — Vote Diane Sare! (@JosBtrigga) October 25, 2022
The letter co-signed by Omar to Joe Biden praised the President’s “commitment to Ukraine’s legitimate struggle against Russia’s war of aggression” while calling for an end to the war.
Just days later, she’s calling anti-war protesters Russian disinformation.
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