Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) took to the Home ground on Thursday to introduce a decision calling for the Home of Representatives to censure Somalia refugee Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) for her recent remarks indicating loyalty to the federal government of Somalia. Inexperienced’s decision additionally requires Omar to be faraway from two Home committees. Greene’s censure decision calls Omar’s remarks “treasonous.” In a press release in regards to the decision, Greene calls Omar a international agent.
Greene stated she would favor for Omar to be expelled from Congress and deported from the US however she doesn’t consider there are sufficient votes in Congress for that, so she opted to place forth a censure decision.
Home Majority Whip Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN) has referred to as on Omar to resign and has filed a requirement for an Ethics Committee investigation of Omar, whereas Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has referred to as for Omar to be expelled from Congress, stripped of her American citizenship and deported.
Omar has stated her remarks, given in her native Somali language to a gathering of Somali-Individuals in Minneapolis on Saturday, have been misinterpreted. Nonetheless, the popular translation nonetheless raises problems with her loyalty–as do different movies and information reviews of her speeches to Somali authorities officers the place she spoke utilizing the phrases “we” and “our” when chatting with them about Somalia authorities points.
In a December 2022 speech in Minneapolis, Omar said she has a “special relationship” with Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, and referred to him as “our president.”
Movies of Greene saying, introducing and explaining the censure decision. Greene accused Omar of being a international agent.
In the present day, I’m introducing a Censure Decision on Ilhan Omar for admitting she’s working as a international agent for a international nation.
I urge my colleagues to vote to Censure, however I want I had the votes to expel and deport her. pic.twitter.com/yNuh2kf7Ii
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) February 1, 2024
🚨 BREAKING: I simply launched a decision to censure Ilhan Omar for her treasonous statements that she is serving as a international agent for a international nation. pic.twitter.com/1mI324w9uZ
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) February 1, 2024
— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) February 1, 2024
In a December 2022 journey to Somalia, Omar met with authorities leaders and spoke to them as if she was a fellow Somali offical, utilizing the phrases “we” and “our” (VOA excerpt):
U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar hailed latest victories scored by the Somali authorities and local people forces towards al-Shabab militants in central Somali areas.
Omar, who was born in Somalia, has been visiting the nation since Thursday. In Mogadishu, she met with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre and members of the Cupboard and parliamentarians on Monday.
Talking at a dinner in her honor hosted by Barre, Omar congratulated the Somali leaders for the “huge success” towards al-Shabab militants.
Omar referred to as for collaboration in defeating the group she accused of “dishonoring” Islam.
“Our nation and our faith have been related to terrorism [because] of the dishonor they introduced on us,” she stated. “We now have to eliminate them as Somalis and as Muslims and pray and assist one another in that work.”
The popular transcript of Omar’s remarks in Minneapolis on Saturday nonetheless increase problems with her loyalty, particularly when she once more calls the Somalia president “our president” (Translation via the Minnesota Reformer):
Remarks from U.S. Rep. Illan Omar:
We Somalis are individuals who love one another. It’s potential that we’d typically have disagreements however we’re additionally individuals who can depend on one another. We’re people who find themselves siblings. We’re individuals with braveness. We’re individuals who know that they’re Somali and Muslim. We’re individuals who assist one another.
So once I heard that individuals who name themselves Somalis signed an settlement with Ethiopia, many individuals reached out to me and stated I wanted to speak to the U.S. authorities. They requested, what would the U.S. authorities do? My reply was that the U.S. authorities will do what we inform the U.S. authorities to do. That’s the confidence we have to have as Somalis. We stay on this nation. That is the nation the place we pay taxes. That is the nation that has elected a girl out of your neighborhood. For so long as I’m in Congress, nobody will take over the seas belonging to the nation of Somalia and the US is not going to assist others who search to steal from us. So really feel comfy Somali Minnesotans that the girl you despatched to Congress is conscious of this subject and feels the identical approach you do.
I need to inform President Hassan Sheikh that we’re pleased with the good work that you’ve accomplished. We’re joyful that you’ve made the individuals of Somalia and those that stay in every single place really feel that regardless of how tough our present state of affairs, we’re individuals who have energy and who consider of their nation.
I need to congratulate Somalis dwelling in Minnesota and elsewhere for being united, for standing with our president as a result of he wants our assist. Somalia is Somali. Somalia is one. We’re siblings. Our land is not going to be divided. God prepared we are going to search to return our lacking territory and won’t enable the territory we now have now to be divided.
I need to thanks for a way you may have welcomed me. Could peace be upon you.
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Textual content of Greene’s proposed resolution to censure Omar:
RESOLUTION Censuring Consultant Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.
Whereas elected Members of Congress take an oath to ‘‘bear true religion and allegiance’’ to the US, ‘‘with none psychological reservation or function of evasion’’;
Whereas Consultant Ilhan Omar took an oath of allegiance to the US upon turning into a citizen, declaring, ‘‘I completely and completely resign and abjure all allegiance and constancy to any international prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I’ve heretofore been a topic or citizen’’;
Whereas on January 27, 2024, Consultant Omar gave remarks at an occasion in Minneapolis by which she made treasonous statements;
Whereas Consultant Omar stated she has spoken to many Somalians who requested her to intercede for the Somali authorities by pressuring the US Authorities into sure actions;
Whereas Consultant Omar assured the Somalians she spoke to, ‘‘the U.S. Authorities will solely do what Somalians within the U.S. inform them to do. They’ll do what we would like and nothing else. They need to observe our orders and that’s how we are going to safeguard the curiosity of Somalia.’’;
Whereas Consultant Omar continued, ‘‘for so long as I’m within the U.S. Congress, Somalia won’t ever be in peril, its waters is not going to be stolen by Ethiopia or others. Sleep in consolation understanding I’m right here to guard the pursuits of Somalia from contained in the U.S. system.’’;
Whereas George Washington warned in his Farewell Deal with of 1796 to ‘‘Guard towards the impostures of pretended patriotism’’, and additional declared, ‘‘Residents, by beginning or alternative, of a typical nation, that nation has a proper to pay attention your affections. The title of American, which belongs to you in your nationwide capability, should at all times exalt the simply delight of patriotism greater than any appellation derived from native discriminations’’;
Whereas these statements by Consultant Omar clearly violate the oath she took as an elected Member of Congress to defend and shield the US Structure;
Whereas Consultant Omar has exhibited the treasonous tendencies George Washington warned about, and her actions should be condemned by all Members of Congress who adhere to the oath they took upon assuming workplace; and
Whereas by brazenly admitting her efforts to advance Somalia’s pursuits utilizing her place as a United States Consultant, Consultant Omar has revealed herself to be a international agent appearing on behalf of a international authorities: Now, due to this fact, be it
(1) Consultant Ilhan Omar of Minnesota be censured;
(2) Consultant Ilhan Omar forthwith 5 current herself within the properly of the Home of Representatives for the pronouncement of censure;
(3) Consultant Ilhan Omar be censured 8 with the general public studying of this decision by the Speaker; and
(4) Consultant Ilhan Omar be, and is here11 by, faraway from the Committee on the Funds and the Committee on Schooling and the Workforce.