Even during the corona crisis, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar called for canceling what she calls President Trump’s “Muslim ban.”
In December 2017, the Supreme Court held up the president’s directive for a temporary halt in immigration from terror-prone countries so that proper vetting could be put in place.
The countries, which were not all Muslim, were Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad, North Korea and Venezuela.
Omar was called out for her misplaced priorities by her political challenger, Dalia Al-Aqidi, who is running against Omar in Minnesota’s 5th District.
The whole world is busy with the #COVIDー19 and here she is.
She failed to serve her #MN05 constituents since she got elected, and continues to do so during a national crisis.
We are all in this together.
Except my opponent, of course. https://t.co/9VUhfwQLnj
— Dalia al-Aqidi (@Dalia4Congress) March 15, 2020
While House Democrats suspended a bill to ban the travel pause in light of the coronavirus, Omar was still clinging to her narrative – despite the nations around the world following America’s lead and closing their borders to control and slow down the spread of the highly-contagious disease.
The temporary and selective travel ban initiated by Trump was once under scrutiny for targeting Muslims — a perspective to which the political Left has passionately remained attached.
However, in light of the fact that Canada, France, Spain and a host of other nations have responded to the corona crisis by placing severe travel restrictions as well shows that border control is a legitimate strategy to save lives – whether from disease or terror.
The outbreak of the coronavirus has giving the American people a firsthand look at the politicians they’ve elected. As Americans search for leadership in these extreme times, all eyes have skimmed across the “squad” — the group of four radical freshman congresswomen who’ve been a disheveling force in American politics.
One of those squad members, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) suggested — without any proof — that, “It almost seems like the more wealthy and powerful you are, the more able you are to access a test.”
However, AOC did receive kudos from a political rival, Senator Ted Cruz, who retweeted her advice to younger people on how to cut down the spread of the virus.
Good advice — not just for NYC, but everywhere.
If you can stay home, stay home.
And wash your hands. https://t.co/WOcTclI7Ki
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 14, 2020
Yet Ilhan Omar is still dependent on outdated, victimhood narratives — and not facts.
Meanwhile, fellow squad member Rashida Tlaib took time out from the corona crisis last week to promote a book from her Islamist buddy Linda Sarsour (who was just canceled by ViacomCBS for a Women’s History Month event for her anti-Semitism) .
Book in hand, Tlaib posed for a picture wearing a T-shirt that erased Israel off the map.
Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib’s t-shirt doesn’t exactly scream ‘two state solution.’ pic.twitter.com/NZXdOqBc4J
— Alex VanNess (@thealexvanness) March 9, 2020
The corona crisis promises to be a game changer in the 2020 elections, redirecting the priorities of the American people toward the things that matter most to them. It’s unlikely that those priorities include lifting travel bans at this time or taking steps to destroy America’s strongest ally in the Middle East.