Democratic Representative-elect Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) is under harsh scrutiny for a tweet she posted earlier this week of Vice President Mike Pence along with the words, “Jesus take the wheel!”
The rising progressive star has since deleted the injudicious tweet (The Daily Caller)
Omar’s headline also included the hashtag #BorderWall. The picture of Pence with his eyes closed was taken during Tuesday’s explosive meeting between President Donald Trump, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer on the topic of border wall funding. Along with being a familiar saying to many Christians, the phrase “Jesus Take The Wheel,” is also the name of country superstar Carrie Underwood’s first number one song.
The tweet was seen by many as an attack on Pence’s Christian faith.
It’s called a blink. Eyes do it daily. Silly and sad. SMH
— David Webb (@davidwebbshow) December 11, 2018
Yeah, make fun of someone for their faith. Good job.
— Paul “The Book Guy” Alves (@PaulTheBookGuy) December 13, 2018
I wonder how this would go if someone mocked this Muslim soon-to-be Congresswoman about her religion? https://t.co/NeR6L8IvrU
— Jim Hanson (@Uncle_Jimbo) December 14, 2018
I wonder what would happen if Pence made fun of Omar’s belief in Muhammad? https://t.co/V3FsSbwz8q
— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) December 14, 2018