Rep. Ilham Omar (D-Minn.) has once again raised angry criticism by sharing a tweet that justified and ridiculed an attack on a Republican senator.
Rand Paul, a Kentucky state senator, suffered a violent attack in 2017 by his neighbor at the entrance to his residence, according to Fox News.
The aggressor, Rene Boucher, was sentenced to 30 days in prison and twas required to pay Paul compensation of more than half a million dollars.
In a climate of cross-accusations between politicians, on Monday, Omar shared a publication whose author, Tom Arnold, mocked the attack and even justified it:
"Imagine being Rand Paul’s next door neighbor and having to deal with @RandPaul by lying cowardly circular whiney about lawn clippings. No wonder he ripped his toupee off."
The reactions were not long in coming, Sergio Gor, Paul's deputy chief of staff, expressed on Twitter the unacceptable behavior of a representative of Congress like Omar.
"Shameful behavior from one of the LEADING voices and faces of the Dem Party. Why is @IlhanMN retweeting this abhorrent tweet? We should never tolerate violence or promote it!"
"The left are such hypocrites not tolerant, they’re not loving, they’re not kind. If you don't think the way they do this is the Wrath you will get," commented another person on Twitter.
And this is not the only scandal that has Omar at the center of the controversy this week.
An interview in the Arab medium Al-Jazeera, conducted in 2018 has now transcended and is generating a lot of heated reactions.
In it, Omar assures that in the United States it is necessary to "be more fearful of white men" than of jihadis, because, according to her, white men cause more deaths than terrorists.
"For the sake of a united country, in order to unite voters, I think should focus on that instead of trying to promote discriminatory policies based on race," explained analyst Dana Loesh on "Fox & Friends," Fox News.
Loesh added that Omar's claim is not supported by numbers, and on the other hand, she reproaches the legislator for confusing a race [white race] with the violent ideology of terrorist groups such as the jihadi.
In addition, the Democratic representative of Somali origin, who has been in the United States since 1995, is being investigated for allegedly marrying her biological brother to facilitate her emigration to the United States as well as for perjury in a public document.