Inconvenient past: Tlaib and Omar have both called for others to be deported

Inconvenient past: Tlaib and Omar have both called for others to be deported
Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar (Images: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Of course they have. Not surprisingly, Tlaib wished deportation on Donald Trump (back in 2015), and Omar used the “D” word in reference to Americans who thought Somali immigrants ought to assimilate to basic American cultural norms.]

Omar has, in fact, called for an opponent to be deported. Her tweet, from 2012, was unearthed as a similar tweet from Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MN) — one of the other “Squad” members — surfaced, in which she declared “Deport this asshole!” in 2015.

Omar’s tweet read: “we are citizens & can’t be deported, why don’t we deport you to where ever you came from.” …

Omar was responding to a thread of comments on an article about how a mayor in Maine said that Somali immigrants to the community should “accept our culture and leave your culture at the door.”

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During the course of the debate, Omar defended the right of Somalis not to assimilate: “Most people I know keep and maintain their culture,” she said, adding, “[d]on’t expect us to change either. We have as much right to be here as you.”

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