Less than one day after the House voted 407-23 to condemn Rep. Ilhan Omar implicitly for her anti-Semitism, the controversial lawmaker took a devastating swipe at President Barack Obama.
Nearly two dozen Republicans rejected the measure because it failed to mention Omar specifically.
The congresswoman called the president’s mantra of “hope and change” a “mirage” while blasting his use of drones to vaporize terrorists and border detention policies.
Fox News’ Liam Quinn reports:
Omar, D-Minn., took aim at the president’s famed slogan, while further criticizing the Democratic Party for “perpetuating the status quo,” in the interview with Politico.
“Recalling the ‘caging of kids’ at the U.S.-Mexico border and the ‘droning of countries around the world’ on Obama’s watch,” Omar charged that Obama “operated within the same fundamentally broken framework as his Republican successor,” the piece reads.
Omar is then quoted as saying: “We can’t be only upset with Trump… His policies are bad, but many of the people who came before him also had really bad policies. They just were more polished than he was.
“And that’s not what we should be looking for anymore. We don’t want anybody to get away with murder because they are polished. We want to recognize the actual policies that are behind the pretty face and the smile.”
Omar apologized earlier this year for a 2012 tweet accusing Israel of hypnotizing American. Last month, urged by party leaders, she apologized for suggesting the Jewish State bribes members of Congress for their support. Even House Foreign Relations Committee Chair Eliot Engel (D-NY) rebuked Omar and demanded an apology for what he referred to as a “vile antisemitic slur.”