House Republicans introduced a resolution addressing Dem Rep. Ilhan Omar's alleged anti-American statements.
The document and Fox News recanted Omar's statements such as "We are not merely fighting to tear down the systems of oppression in the criminal justice system. We are fighting to tear down systems of oppression that exist in housing, in education, in healthcare, in employment, in the air we breathe," and "As long as our economy and political systems prioritize profit without considering who is profiting, who is being shut out we will perpetuate this inequality. We cannot stop at the criminal justice system. We must begin the work of dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it."
The resolution charges Omar of advocating for a Marxist form of government. Her advocacy is against the "principles laid out in the founding documents of the United States." The document cited Karl Marx's Kinetic Manifesto, where he wrote, "When in the course of development, class distinctions have disappeared, and all production has been concentrated in the hands of a vast association of the whole nation, the public power will lose its political character. Political power, properly so-called, is merely the organized power of one class for oppressing another." Marx's words are eerily similar to that of Omar's current statements.
Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., introduced the resolution. It was co-sponsored by Reps. Scott Perry, R-Pa., Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., Andy Harris, R-Md., Chip Roy, R-Texas, Ted Budd, R-N.C., Ralph Norman, R-S.C., Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., and Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz.
In the document, the Republican representatives included the history of Marxist governments with their centrally planned economies and how the people "experience unparalleled oppression and brutality." They believe that Omar's act of "calling for the dismantling of this system of government and supplanting it with a Marxist form of government" is a violation of their oath to support and defend the Constitution.
Omar's office accused the resolution as a "false smear." Omar wrote an op-ed on Washington Post titled "Ilhan Omar: When I spoke about systemic oppression, the Republican response was vicious." She wrote, "My congressional office and social media feeds were instantly flooded with hate speech, calls for deportation and, as is so often the case, death threats." She blames the Republican National Committee and conservative media for her current predicament.
President Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. tweeted to Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden, asking him if he agrees with Omar's notion. He tweeted, "Does @joebiden agree with his supporter @ilhanmn that we need to dismantle the United States economy and political system?"
Omar attacked him and said, "Does our education system know it has failed you? Your level of comprehension is such an embarrassment to our country, maybe someone can offer you free English classes."