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Calls for Ilhan Omar Removal from Congress Over Advocacy for Somalia

Calls are pouring in for the House to expel Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) after remarks she made in her home state last week. Omar told a group of Somalis that she is advocating for the country where she was born and lived for a time before coming to the U.S. and getting elected to Congress.

On Sunday, a three-minute video clip featuring Omar went viral. The video appears to have been translated by individuals claiming to be officials from Somaliland, a self-declared independent region within Somalia that has asserted its sovereignty for decades, although it lacks international recognition as an independent nation, the Daily Wire reported.

Omar delivered her remarks on Saturday during an event held at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis. The event was organized to celebrate the recent re-election of Said Abdullahi Deni as the President of the Puntland State of Somalia.

Omar’s comments coincide with recent tensions between Ethiopia and Somalia concerning Somaliland. Reportedly, Ethiopia reached an agreement with Somaliland that involves recognizing the enclave as an independent nation separate from Somalia. In return, Ethiopia, a landlocked country, would secure access to a 12-mile coastal stretch in the region through a lease agreement.

The government of Somalia rejected the agreement, however. “There is no space for mediation unless Ethiopia retracts its illegal [memorandum of understanding] and reaffirms the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Somalia,” the government noted in a statement.

Omar’s remarks in the widely circulated video align closely with the translation provided to The Daily Wire, conveying her main message that she emphasizes her advocacy for her homeland while serving in the U.S. Congress. This suggests that such advocacy holds a prominent place in her priorities, if not the highest.

Several Republicans strongly criticized Omar and called for her expulsion.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis urged, “Expel from Congress, denaturalize, and deport!”

Donald Trump Jr. remarked, “Listen to it all. It’s not an exaggeration when we say our representatives are putting America last.”

House Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) stated, “Ilhan Omar’s shocking, Somalia-first comments are an insult to the Minnesotans she was elected to represent and a direct violation of her oath of office. She should resign in disgrace.”

Rep. Mike Collins (R-GA) questioned, “What if @Ilhan fought for Somalia from Somalia? Might be time to discuss expelling another member of Congress.”

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) commented, “She proudly uses her position as a congresswoman to defend Somalia’s borders while our borders are being invaded by MILLIONS of illegals who pose a danger to America.”

Rep. Diana Harshbarger (R-TN) posted on the X platform, “Terrorist sympathizer Ilhan Omar has revealed her true colors. Her treasonous comments and allegiance to Somalia violate her oath of office. Our elected officials have a duty to our nation, and our nation alone. We must be vigilant in deciding who is allowed to enter our country.”


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