Rep. Ilhan Omar has finally confessed to telling a fake story to about 400 students at the Richfield High School in Minneapolis. The story she told was supposed to be from her days of working for some city councilman about five years ago, but turns out it was all fake and made up!
Ilhan Omar was 30 minutes late to give some chat to the high school students and lots of the kids lost their lunch period over this. Then it gets worse. Omar told a fabricated story. The Washington Post looked into it. Washington Examiner reported on this later as well.
Washington Examiner said that Ilhan Omar described a "sweet, old ... African American lady" who got arrested for stealing a $2 loaf of bread to feed her starving 5-year-old granddaughter and spent the weekend in jail."
Omar told people she was in the courtroom when the lady was brought in. She told them she "yelled, "Bulls---!" when the woman was fined $80 she couldn't pay."
Omar also stated, "I'm not sure. ... The details might not have all matched, but that's what I remember, she might have had a prior [arrest]."
Nope. That's not how it works. Some lady stealing a loaf of bread would only get arrested if she was violent or had some other crime going on at the same time that warranted an arrest and/or jail.
The city officials proved there was no prior arrest and that's because their law enforcement wasn't allowed to arrest a shoplifter unless violence or other crimes were involved. Their punishment for shoplifting was just a three-hour class - not getting arrested or going to jail... unless violence or another crime was involved.Washington Examiner continues with Omar's story:
"I grew up in an extremely unjust society," the former Somali resident said in her speech, "and the only thing that made my family excited about coming to the United States was that the United States was supposed to be the country that guaranteed justice to all. So I feel it necessary for me to speak about that promise that's not kept."
If there's one thing many Americans can agree on, it's this - we don't like Ilhan Omar and that's a fact.