Senator Rand Paul Offers Rep. Ilhan Omar Ticket to Somalia

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke with Breitbart News at the Turning Point USA conference, offered his opinion about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and the media has pounced. During the interview, Paul addressed Omar’s repeated insults directed at America. “I’m sort of dumbfounded how unappreciative she is of our country,” the senator said.

“While I’m not saying we forcibly send her anywhere, I’m willing to contribute to buy her a ticket to go visit Somalia, and I think she could look and maybe learn a little bit about the disaster that is Somalia — that has no capitalism, has no God-given rights guaranteed in a constitution, and has about seven different tribes that have been fighting each other for the last 40 years,” Paul said. “And then, maybe after she’s visited Somalia for a while, she might come back and appreciate America more.”

Paul spoke about his own refugee constituents, “I’m sort of dumbfounded how unappreciative she is of our country.”

“And then I hear Rep. Omar say, ‘Oh, America’s a terrible place! I thought there’d be justice, and there’s no justice here,’” Paul said. “It’s like, well, she came here and we fed her, we clothed her, she got welfare, she got school, she got healthcare, and then, lo and behold, she has the honor of actually winning a seat in Congress, and she says we’re a terrible country?”

Omar did not directly respond to Paul but used her Twitter account to retweet a comment from “comedian” Tom Arnold suggesting Senator Paul deserved to be beaten by his neighbor. Paul was hospitalized with 6 broken ribs, his unhinged neighbor pleaded guilty to assault, sentenced to 30 days in jail, and paid Paul $580,000.

Does this seem like a commensurate response? Paul shared his opinion and rather than respond to it, Omar suggests Paul got a much deserved beating.


About Liz Sheld

Liz Sheld is the senior news editor at American Greatness. She is a veteran political strategist and pollster who has worked on campaigns and public interest affairs. Liz has written at Breitbart and The Federalist, as well as at PJ Media, where she wrote "The Morning Briefing." In her spare time, she shoots sporting clays and watches documentaries.

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