How much lower can Omar go?
Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar was just busted lying to a group of High School students about a racist incident, that never actually happened.
While no one is surprised when a politician lies but this particular lie is especially bad because she was trying to influence a group of impressionable young people.
She was literally abusing her authority and position to try and turn her youthful audience into leftists.
Via the Washington Free Beacon:
The freshman representative told 400 high school students she was sent to a Minneapolis courtroom where she witnessed a “sweet, old … African American lady” who spent the weekend in jail for stealing a $2 loaf of bread to feed her “starving 5-year-old granddaughter,” according to the Washington Post. Omar says she screamed “Bullshit!” in the court room after the woman was fined $80 for the crime.
“I couldn’t control my emotions,” Omar told the crowd, “because I couldn’t understand how a roomful of educated adults could do something so unjust.”
The Post had several pieces of evidence indicating Omar was not entirely truthful about this experience.
“Omar’s story echoed the plot of ‘Les Miserables.’ If true, it is also probably embellished,” wrote Greg Jaffe and Souad Mekhennet, the author’s of the Post‘s article.
“City officials said that police aren’t allowed to arrest people for shoplifting unless there’s a likelihood of violence or further crime. Typically, shoplifters are sentenced to attend a three-hour class.”
When confronted on her story Rep. Omar admitted she may have “flubbed” some of the details of the story.
Just like her friend Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it appears Ms. Omar watches too much television and mistakes what she sees for real life.
“She might have had a prior [arrest],” Omar told the Post. “I’m not sure…The details might not have all matched, but that’s what I remember.”
Omar has also been dinged recently by the Post and others for “botched basic facts” during her attempts to “go viral.”
Also like her friend Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, Rep. Ilhan Omar has no issue with making things up to advance her narrative.
These new leaders of the Democratic Party are perfectly representative of a party that has completely lost its way.
Src: The Federalist Papers