Ilhan Omar, a progressive congresswoman from Minnesota says that America needs to dismantle its “economy and political systems.”
“As long as our economy and political systems prioritize profit without considering who is profiting, who is being shut out, we will perpetuate this inequality,” she said, speaking on what she sees as rampant racism in America. “We can not stop at criminal justice system. We must begin the work of dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it,” she concluded.
Her comments came by way of a PBS News broadcast that appeared on Twitter, Wednesday.
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 7, 2020
Her comment quickly earned the support of her fellow progressives.
“My sister [Omar] said it best: We must begin with dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it,” said Rashida Talib, a progressive congresswoman from Michigan. Left wing New York congressman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez also rushed to Omar’s defence.
It‘s revealing that *YOU* equated “oppression” w/ “our entire system” as you intentionally took a Black Congresswoman’s words out of context to target her. https://t.co/8U00MDCZVP
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) July 8, 2020
However, others disagreed with Omar’s call to “dismantle” the American government and economy.
Newt Gingrich reminded his followers on social media that “Ilhan Omar was born in Mogadishu, spent part of her childhood in a refugee camp. She and her family were accepted by the United States and in one generation she has become a congresswoman.”
Why is she so angry at America,” he asks. “Gratitude might have been better than rage as a response.”
Omar’s Republican 2020 opponent, Lacy Johnson, also added to the discourse simply informing voters in his district that “Ilhan Omar called for the “dismantling” of everything that’s good for America.”
Today, my opponent Ilhan Omar called for the “dismantling” of everything that’s good for America.
She called for the dismantling of the US economy and political systems.
— Lacy Johnson (@LacyJohnsonMN) July 7, 2020
Me: Let’s dismantle all systems of oppression.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) July 8, 2020
Meanwhile members of Omar’s “squad,” a group of far left female representatives, actually took action to dismantle a key aspect of American society and radically alter the nation’s economics. On the same day as Omar’s controversial statement, Talib and Massachusetts Representative Ayanna Pressley unveiled a bill to defund police and pay reparations to black people, per the New York Post.
The bill has not yet been introduced, but the left wing congresswomen say it will be called the “BREATHE Act.”
News also broke just hours after Omar’s call to “dismantle” key aspects of American society that her campaign has given over $878,000 in donation money to a consulting firm owned by her most recent husband, per Fox News.