Republican Sen. Rand Paul (KY) blasted Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar (MN), claiming she’s “unappreciative” of the country that welcomed her as an immigrant and elected her to Congress.
WAVE-3 News spoke with Senator Paul on Monday. They asked him about a recent tweet by President Donald Trump in which he suggests certain lawmakers go back to the “crime-infested places from which they came.”
“So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!”
Paul wasted no time letting the reporter know his feeling about the unappreciative Somali immigrant turned US House member.
“I’m sort of dumbfounded how unappreciative she is of our country,” Paul said. “She says this is terrible, a place without justice and all this. She’s a congresswoman. She got here as a refugee 20 years ago. She’s elected to congress. I can’t imagine a better country that elected her to congress and she badmouths our country.”
Paul said he is in favor of increasing the number of lawful immigrants allowed into the country each year, and added that many of the immigrants and refugees he’s worked with in Kentucky have been great additions to America.
“I know this Somali family that came about the same time [as Omar] to Bowling Green, and it’s just this dramatic story of hope and wonder,” Paul said. “Those are the stories, but it’s not this angry story.”
Sen. Paul said Rep. Omar is off base in her accusations against the United States and President Trump.
“She has this bitterness and anger toward the country,” Paul said. “So I think she does deserve a rebuke over trying to say we have a rotten country.”
What do you think about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)? Why would anyone who immigrates to this country from one of the worst countries in the world spend so much time trashing it? Shouldn’t she have disclosed how much she hated America before she ran to represent her district in Minnesota in the United States Congress? Share your thoughts with us below.