Omar Fires Back At Alabama GOP: ‘Maybe Don’t Nominate An Accused Child Molester’

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) listens during a news conference at the Capitol. (Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) hit back at the Alabama Republican Party on Tuesday after the organization formally urged Congress to remove her from office.

“Sorry, @ALGOPHQ, but this is a representative democracy,” Omar tweeted. “I was elected with 78% of the vote by the people of Minnesota’s 5th District, not the Alabama Republican Party.”

She then made a dig at the Alabama GOP’s decision in the 2018 midterms to back failed Senate candidate Roy Moore, who allegedly sexually assaulted several teen girls.

“If you want to clean up politics, maybe don’t nominate an accused child molester as your Senate candidate?” she added.

The Alabama GOP passed a resolution on Saturday urging its delegates in Congress to pass legislation kicking Omar out of the House, accusing her of using rhetoric that “explicitly runs counter to American values and patriotism.”

Dear Reader,

When we asked recently what makes TPM different from other outlets, readers cited factors like honesty, curiosity, transparency, and our vibrant community. They also pointed to our ability to report on important stories and trends long before they are picked up by mainstream outlets; our ability to contextualize information within the arc of history; and our focus on the real-world consequences of the news.

Our unique approach to reporting and presenting the news, however, wouldn’t be possible without our readers’ support. That’s not just marketing speak, it’s true: our work would literally not be possible without readers deciding to become members. Not only does member support account for more than 80% of TPM’s revenue, our members have helped us build an engaged and informed community. Many of our best stories were born from reader tips and valuable member feedback.

We do what other news outlets can’t or won’t do because our members’ support gives us real independence.

If you enjoy reading TPM and value what we do, become a member today.

Latest News
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporters:
Newswriters:
Director of Audience:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: