Following the U.S. airstrike ordered by President Trump that targeted and killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar made several shocking remarks on Twitter.
Soleimani was one of the world’s worst terrorists and was responsible for hundreds of American deaths, according to a 2013 profile in the New Yorker — hardly a pro-Trump or conservative publication.
Soleimani “was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region,” according to the U.S. Defense Department.
Soleimani is also accused of approving the attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad earlier this week.
Ilhan Omar, who is the first naturalized citizen from Africa and one of the first two Muslim women elected to serve in Congress, tweeted last night about the U.S. strikes that killed top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani.
Omar promised to “stop” President Trump following the airstrike.
“So what if Trump wants war, knows this leads to war and needs the distraction?” Ilhan asked. “Real question is, will those with congressional authority step in and stop him? I know I will,” she added.
However, even more troublesome, Omar responded to Senator Ted Cruz on Twitter saying, “We are outraged the president would assassinate a foreign official, possibly setting off another war without Congressional authorization and has zero plan to deal with the consequences.”
Cruz had asked why congressional Democrats are outraged by the killing of Soleimani, considering that even according to the Obama Dept. of Defense, soleimani was a terrorist directly responsible for the murder of over 500 US service men & women.
Omar agreed that she is outraged and referred to the terrorist as a “foreign official.”
That’s when political commentator Ben Shapiro offered this pointed response:
Here’s a look at the exchange between Cruz and Omar:
Here’s Omar’s tweet promising to “stop” President Trump:
At the very least, Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar is a terrorist sympathizer, according to her critics.
Iran agrees with Omar that President Trump should not have killed Soleimani. Iran has already warned the U.S. of retaliation.
Hessameddin Ashena, who is an adviser to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, said,“Trump through his gamble has dragged the U.S. into the most dangerous situation in the region.”
“Whoever put his foot beyond the red line should be ready to face its consequences,” Ashena said.
In addition to Soleimani, the airport strike also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who was deputy commander of Iran-backed militias in Iraq.
Five others were killed, including the PMF’s airport protocol officer, Mohammed Reda, Iraqi officials said.