Republican complains about Muslims in Congress and promptly gets schooled by Ilhan Omar

Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) isn’t exactly known for being the most open-minded or tolerant member of the GOP, but comments he made about Muslims having a “growing influence” on the Democratic Party, and was mocked with some expert trolling from Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN)

During an appearance on “The Jeff Poor Show,” Brooks had this to say:

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“Keep in mind – Muslims more so than most people have great animosity towards Israel and the Jewish faith. And as you have more and more Muslims in the United States, as they gain greater and greater influence in elections, particularly in Democratic Party primaries – then you’re going to see more and more people like Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib and company that are anti-Israel, and that brings an entirely different viewpoint into the United States Congress.

“I think you’re going to see this influence in the Democratic Party grow and grow and grow over time but ultimately become the dominant influence within the Democratic Party, where the Democratic Party will become very strongly anti-Jewish and anti-Israel.”

Journalist Mehdi Hasan of The Intercept shared a link to the interview on Twitter:

It didn’t take long before Omar responded, also on social media:

Apparently, in today’s Republican Party, you cannot be the least bit critical of Israel’s policies or suddenly that makes you anti-Jewish. Using that same flawed logic, wouldn’t a Republican automatically be considered a racist since there are almost no African-American members of Congress?

Congressman Brooks is just trying to do the same thing President Donald Trump does so often: Spread fear and innuendo. It’s the chosen tactic of desperate politicians, and it’s as disgusting as it is pathetic.

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