With her 'squad' beside her, Rep. Ilhan Omar renews calls for Trump's impeachment

"It's time for us to impeach this President." - Rep. Ilhan Omar

Susie Jones
July 15, 2019 - 4:47 pm

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Minnesota Congresswoman Ilan Omar responded to President Trump's racist twitter attack over the weekend by calling for his impeachment. 

President Trump's recent tweet suggested that four congresswomen of color to go back to the "broken and crime" infested countries they came from.

RELATED: Chad Hartman remains critical of Rep. Omar, but says Trump's tweet was racist 'without question'

Omar's statement: 

"This country was founded on the radical idea that we are created equal and endowed by our creator with iinalienable rights and yes, we have a long way before we fully live up to those values. It is for this reason, precisely that we have to take action when a President is openly violating the oath he took to the constitution of the United States and the core values we aspire to. 

As Martin Luther King said, 'All we say to America is 'Be true to what you say on paper.' I believe this is a pivotal moment in our country. The eyes of history is watching us . Right now, the President  is carrying out mass deportation raids across this country in each one of our district. Right now, the President is committing human rights abuses at the border, keeping children in cages and having human beings drinking out of toilets. This is a President  who has been credibly accused of committing multiple crimes, including colluding with foreign government to interfere with our election.

This is a President  who has overseen the most corrupt administration in our history and pursued an agenda to allow millions of Americans to die from a lack of healthcare while he transfers millions of dollars in tax cuts to corporations. This is a President  who has said, 'Grab women by the pussy'. This is a President who's called the black athletes, 'Sons of bitches.' This is a President who has called black people who come from black and brown countries 'shitholes. This is a President who has equated neo Nazis with those who protest against them in Charlottesville. This is a President  who has openly violated the very value our country aspires to uphold equality under the law, religious liberty, equal protection and protection from persecution. And to distract from that, he's launching a plainly racist attack on four duly elected members of the United States of House of Representatives, all of whom are women of color. This is the agenda of white nationalists, whether it is happening in chat rooms or it's happening on national TV.  And now it's reached the White House Garden.

He would love nothing more than to divide our country based on race, religion, gender, orientation, or immigration status. Because this is the only way he knows. He can prevent the solidarity of us working together across all of our differences. The only way to prevent us confronting the problems our country's facing, whether it is healthcare, climate change, student debt, or endless wars. This is his plan to pit us against one another. This is how he can continue to enrich his friends and distract us from the detrimental policies that his administration is pushing forth. 

So we can either continue to enable this President  and report on the bile of garbage that comes out of his mouth, or we can hold him accountable to his crimes. We can continue to turn a blind eye of the multiple crimes he's accused of. We can stand while he violates people's basic human rights and the responsibility, the responsibility that his administration has for the deaths of children on our border. Or we can take action.

I have not made impeachment central to my election or my tenure. But since the day that I'd gotten elected, I had said to people, ‘It is not if he will be impeached, but when,’ so it is time for us to stop allowing this President  to make a mockery out of our constitution. It's time for us to impeach this President." 





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