Rep Omar Mocks Veterans With Her Latest Claim
Rep Ilhan Omar is at it again making offensive comments that further prove that she is not worthy of holding office. This time Omar had the gall to claim that she has PTSD now because of the recent incidents in the Middle East. If only there was a way to force the condition on her, maybe then she could understand.
"An Indiana congressman who served in Afghanistan as a member of the Navy Reserve spoke out on behalf of America's military veterans Wednesday after U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., claimed she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder.
U.S. Rep. Jim Banks, a Republican, said Omar's comments were a "disgrace," calling the remarks "offensive to our nation's veterans who really do have PTSD after putting their life on the line to keep America safe."
The Offensive comment Omar made:
"I feel ill a little bit because of everything that is taking place and I think every time I hear about ... I hear of conversations around war, I find myself being stricken with PTSD. And I find peace knowing that I serve with great advocates for peace and people who have shown courage against war."
Watch The Clip Below.
Rep. Ilhan Omar complained she’s “stricken with PTSD” because of recent events in the Middle East.
This is a disgrace and offensive to our nation’s veterans who really do have PTSD after putting their life on the line to keep America safe. pic.twitter.com/twhZDuUDu0
— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) January 8, 2020
Omar tried to defend her comment by talking about her past when she lived in a refugee camp.
I survived war as a child and deal with post-traumatic stress disorder—much like many who have served or lived through war.
It’s shameful that you as a member of Congress would erase the PTSD of survivors.
But Rep Banks was not having it and fired back at Omar.
"No @IlhanMN - you can’t change the subject.
Your words and actions at today’s press conference reveal your feelings toward our soldiers serving abroad and the video speaks for itself.
Omar did not directly respond to Banks instead she just claimed that she grew up around a war zone and asked people to sign her petition.
"I lived in a war zone and I’ve seen what conflict does to families and communities.
Trump is on the brink of dragging us into an endless war. I need you to stand with me in calling on Congress to stop Trump. Add your name http://bit.ly/NoWarWithIranPetition … #NoWarWithIran"
People in war zones can experience PTSD even if they are not serving, but her comment makes it seem otherwise. She was claiming that the recent incidents with Iran were making her feel ill... If this is the case maybe she needs to seek some professional help as she was not in a warzone nor was she ever in any danger. But Dems are trying to villainize Trump defending America so they can limit his presidential power. It seems likely this all B.S. in an attempt to gain sympathy for their cause.