Marjorie Taylor Greene accuses Ilhan Omar of marrying his brother and supporting terrorism
Georgia Republican Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene on Saturday accused Minnesota Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar of marriage fraud and supporting terrorism.
Greene’s accusations followed Omar’s tweet on Friday accusing Greene of hypocrisy for wearing a mask on a flight despite publicly opposed mask warrants. Omar’s tweet was in response to another person’s tweet accusing Greene of using taxpayer funds to fly first class on Delta Airlines.
âAutoCorrect shit, every time I try to type your name it keeps correcting to Brotherf *** er,â Greene wrote in a Saturday afternoon tweet that tagged Omar. “@IlhanMN marriage fraud is a crime. Free upgrades are nice for airlines, but espousing your boredom to upgrade is a crime I look forward to making sure it’s investigated. “
Omar’s Friday tweet criticizing Greene said: “I like the way [Greene] walks around sweeping mask warrants but repeatedly complies when no one is paying attention. Typical hypocritical cult leader. The tweet included an image of Greene wearing a mask as he sat on a Delta airline flight.
In a second tweet published on Saturday morning, Omar criticized Greene’s new political ad in which Greene said: “In 2022 I will blow up the Democrats’ socialist agenda.”
The political ad then shows Greene looking through the scope of a 50 caliber rifle to shoot a car with the word “socialism” written on the side. After shooting the car, it explodes in a flaming explosion. Next, Greene tells viewers to enter an online drawing to win the rifle.
Omar criticized Greene’s announcement, writing: “It is sick and dangerous. It should bother everyone that Republicans cannot engage in political discourse without constantly threatening violence in their campaign announcements.”
Responding to Omar’s criticism, Greene wrote, âYou are sick and dangerous.
You have promoted, financially supported and bailed out violent national terrorists who literally set your own city on fire, causing billions of damage to poor and vulnerable communities. In 22, I will investigate and fire you for supporting terrorism. “
Greene’s tweet included a video that showed Omar stating, âWe have to start the work of dismantling the entire system of oppression wherever we find it. “
The video then shows footage of politicians such as Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Vice President Kamala Harris and Representative Maxine Waters speaking out in support of the uprisings for racial justice. Their words are interspersed with images of burning cars, high explosives and racial justice protesters attacking whites in public.
In an April 20 tweet, Greene called Black Lives Matter “our country’s strongest terrorist threat.” However, during the Trump presidency, the Department of Homeland Security declared white supremacist extremists to be the “most persistent and deadly threat to the homeland.”
There is no proof neither proving nor disproving that Omar is married to his brother, reported fact-checking organization PolitiFact. Proving the ancestry of her current husband is difficult as “there are not a lot of public documents available from their home country” Somalia, reported Minneapolis Star-Tribune Kevin Diaz.
PolitiFact also noted that Omar jointly filed her 2014 and 2015 taxes with her current husband while she was still married to her previous husband. Public records have reportedly shown that at one point the three people lived at the same address in the United States.
Omar’s office responded to inquiries about the prosecution with the following statement: “Whether in collusion with the right-wing media to attack Muslim elected officials or by tracking down family members, the media legitimate people have a responsibility not to fan the flames of hatred. to do so is not only humiliating for Ilhan, but for his entire family. “
This is not the first time that Omar has accused Greene of threatening violence through political ads.
In a Facebook post in September, Greene shared an image of herself holding a gun alongside a photo of the four female Democrats in Congress, including Omar.
Facebook deleted Greene’s post for violating its Violent Threat Policy after Omar tweeted: âPosting a photo with an assault rifle next to the faces of three women of color is not advertising. This is incitement. There are already death threats in response to this message. “
News week contacted Greene’s office for comment.