Omar needs to be ousted from Congress and the US. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., mocked Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, on Friday after the senator suggested that she and other Democrats were “outraged” over the death of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Cruz was responding to a tweet in which Omar called on members of Congress to step in and prevent President Trump from engaging in armed conflict with Iran.
Cruz tweeted: “According the the [sic] Obama Department of Defense, Qasem Soleimani was a terrorist directly responsible for the murder of over 500 US service men [sic] & women. Why are congressional Dems outraged that he’s finally dead?” In response, Omar suggested that Cruz was purposefully overlooking the actual nature of her criticism.
“We are outraged the president would assassinate a foreign official, possibly setting off another war without Congressional authorization and has zero plan to deal with the consequences,” she responded. “But of course you know that.” She also tweeted a quote in which Cruz, President Trump’s former opponent in the 2016 Republican primaries, cast doubt on Trump’s ability to lead. Omar also criticized Trump, indicating that he was doing what he predicted former President Obama would do with Iran: start a war.