Ilhan Omar claims Trump’s strike on Soleimani was meant to distract from impeachment trial

Ilhan Omar claims Trump’s strike on Soleimani was meant to distract from impeachment trial
Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Image: YouTube screen grab)

Ilhan Omar isn’t good at much. She’s a lousy representative. A study conducted last August found her congressional district in Minnesota to be the worst in the nation for black people. She’s equally terrible in matters of the heart, having cheated on her husband to have an affair with a married DC political consultant whose marriage she ultimately helped destroy.

Now it turns out she’s not good at hatching conspiracy theories. After expressing her outrage that “the president would assassinate a foreign official,” referring to the strike that took out Islamic terrorist and mass murderer Qasem Soleimani, Omar attempted to connect non-existent dots, tweeting, “So what if Trump wants war, knows this leads to war and needs the distraction?”

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Distraction? As in from the upcoming Senate impeachment trial?

Is this woman for real? Has she not noticed that since the House vote to impeach Donald Trump seventeen days ago, the trial has been on hold as Speaker Nancy Pelosi tries to figure out how to extricate herself from the corner she has painted herself and her fellow Democrats into?

Maybe Omar glimpsed this headline from the New York Times, which has been making the rounds lately, and failed to notice it doesn’t pertain to Trump:

The circumstances that reportedly prompted Pres. Trump to eliminate Soleimani were similar to those described in the headline, but to leap to the conclusion that the strike was intended to distract from impeachment requires a suspension of disbelief.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."