To make it clear, if Rep. Ilhan Omar gets by John Mason and Katari Miller in the Democrat primary, then she will face one of the three Republicans who declared in the Republican Primary, Lacy Johnson, Daniella Stella or Brent Whaley. This is not necessarily a competition between Stella and Omar, as this story would like us to believe.
Danielle Stella made an unfortunate statement that caught up with her. Freedom of speech is what everyone claims these days, and from the outside looking in, Twitter is defending the Minnesota lawmaker, which should alert everyone about this situation.
Maybe it isn’t true. It’s testimony from a Kuwait-born businessman, apparently without corroborating evidence thus far. But if Ilhan Omar were an agent of Qatar and passing information to Iran, would she be acting any differently from how she behaves now?
Danielle Stella’s campaign account, @2020MNCongress, promoted a wild conspiracy theory that Omar illegally shared government information with Qatar and Iran.
“If it is proven @IlhanMN passed sensitive info to Iran, she should be tried for #treason and hanged,” Stella’s account tweeted on Tuesday shortly before posting an image of a stick figure being hanged.
Omar, one of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, has called the unfounded claims “outlandishly absurd.” Her representative accused “Saudi Arabian trolls and mouthpieces” of targeting Omar with “misinformation and conspiracy theories.”
The outrageous claims about Omar were recently debunked by the right-wing news site The Daily Caller. The allegations stem from a Canadian businessman who has accused Omar and the White House adviser Jared Kushner of being Qatari assets. The businessman, who was born in Kuwait, is believed to be an agent of the Saudi government.
“People often ask me why I don’t fight back against them often,” Omar tweeted of the conspiracies on Tuesday. “It’s a valid question, one my team, family and I struggle with. There is just too much, they are too ridiculous and it feel degrading to respond to such stupidity.”
It is a reasonable statement. Death by hanging is one of the penalties for treason. No reason to ban someone from Twitter for a simple statement of reality. Must have triggered the snowflakes who work there. But on the adult side, you can’t just say anything without the idea that repercussions will follow.
I see nothing wrong with that statement, except that almost no one is subject to death by hanging or otherwise for treason anymore. But it was predicated by “IF IT IS PROVEN,” which is an objectively higher standard than just about anything with a #MeToo hashtag, and none of them get banned.
By the way, Omar has made many biased and hate crime comments, but the left-wing liberal media laughs it off and looks the other way. This is common among all left-wing liberals.
Should Omar be removed from Congress and tried as a traitor to the United States?
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