Trump: Ilhan Omar Must Apologize for 'Marrying Her Brother'
President Trump sides with Rep. Laurent Boebert (R-CO) in feud with Democrat
President Donald Trump has released a new statement declaring that radical Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar must apologize to the American people for "marrying her brother."
Trump was weighing in on the feud between the progressive Democrat Omar and conservative Rep. Laurent Boebert (R-CO).
The 45th president sided with Boebert and said Somalia-born Omar should apologize for "marrying her brother" and committing "immigration fraud," and "abandoning her former country."
Trump made clear where his loyalties lay with a statement that reheats the allegations that Omar married her brother to help him gain American citizenship.
"Congresswoman Ilhan Omar should apologize for marrying her brother, committing large-scale immigration and election fraud, wishing death to Israel, and for essentially abandoning her former country, which doesn’t even have a government - exactly what she’d like to see for the United States," he said.
Omar, a Muslim, denied the rumor about marrying her brother as "false and ridiculous" when it surfaced during a 2016 run for office.
However, she has repeatedly refused to answer questions on the scandal as evidence has mounted against her.
Omar has frequently faced questions about her suspicious marriage timeline.
She previously claimed she applied for a marriage license with Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi in 2002, but never finalized the application, before ending their relationship "in our faith tradition."
In 2009, she legally married a British citizen named Ahmed Nur Said Elmi.
They obtained a religious divorce three years later, according to her timeline, and he returned to the U.K.
She then reconciled with Hirsi - the father of her children - and married him legally in January 2018, a month after she divorced Elmi.
She has since divorced Hirsi.
Rumors that Elmi was her brother have circulated since 2016 when she ran for state senator, and Trump has previously called for investigations - calls which have been ignored.
A video surfaced last week of Boebert making a joke about sharing an elevator with Omar.
Omar said the incident never took place and the comments quickly attracted widespread criticism and calls for punishment.
Boebert tweeted on Thursday: "I apologize to anyone in the Muslim community I offended with my comment about Rep Omar.
"I have reached out to her office to speak with her directly.
"There are plenty of policy differences to focus on without unnecessary distraction."
They spoke by phone on Monday, but things quickly broke down.
"Instead of apologizing for her Islamophobic comments and fabricated lies, Rep. Boebert refused to publicly acknowledge her hurtful and dangerous comments," Omar claimed in a statement.
"She instead doubled down on her rhetoric and I decided to end the unproductive call.
"I believe in engaging with those we disagree with respectfully, but not when that disagreement is rooted in outright bigotry and hate."
Boebert released a video message, saying the two had demanded apologies of each other in their phone call.
"I told Ilhan Omar that she should make a public apology to the American people for her anti-American, antisemitic anti-police rhetoric," she said in a video posted to Instagram.
"She continued to press and I continued to press back and then representative Omar hung up on me.
"Rejecting an apology and hanging up on someone is part of cancel culture 101."
Last week Kevin McCarthy, the Republican leader in the House, agreed to restore committee assignments to two lawmakers who were targetted by cancel culture for their actions.
Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona was censured by the House for posting a doctored anime cartoon depicting him killing radical Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).
And earlier this year Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene lost her roles on the budget and education committees for online comments criticizing Democratic officials before she took office.