Ilhan Omar Deletes Memorial Day Tweet After Widespread Ridicule

Far-left Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) deleted a tweet posted on Monday where she appeared to confuse Memorial Day with Veterans Day, leading to backlash and mockery on social media.

As the Daily Caller reports, the Muslim Congresswoman and Somalian immigrant wrote a post on X (formerly known as Twitter) declaring that “On Memorial Day, we honor the heroic men and women who served our country. We owe them more than our gratitude – they have more than earned access to quality mental health services, job opportunities, housing assistance, and the benefits they were promised.”

By referencing veterans who are still alive, in the context of providing veterans’ benefits, Omar’s post was quickly criticized for misunderstanding the purpose of Memorial Day; while Veterans Day is about honoring veterans who returned from foreign wars, Memorial Day is about honoring those who died while serving.

Memorial Day has a longer history than Veterans Day, first introduced in the aftermath of the Civil War as “Decoration Day.” It was later changed to Memorial Day and its scope was expanded to include all American servicemembers who died in any war that the United State was involved in.

Veterans Day was introduced after World War I for the purpose of celebrating and thanking America’s surviving veterans.

Omar’s apparent ignorance of the holiday’s purpose highlights previous criticisms that she harbors anti-American sentiments. In a speech several years earlier, Omar dismissed the severity of the 9/11 attacks by simply saying that “some people did something” on that day, drawing backlash from families of 9/11 victims. She was also seen recently giving a speech in her native tongue to a crowd of Somalians, where she declared that she would put Somalia first.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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Notable Replies

  1. No one and nothing demonstrates the danger to the republic more than the case of the fauxsylum seeker, Omar. On many levels, from immigration policy to “representation” in Congress, Omar is not only ineligible, but threatens republican governance. Obtaining a U.S. passport is not evidence of one’s understanding of or allegiance to this country. Technically, Omar is not an “immigrant”. She is a “refugee”, and we ought to think long and hard about the prospect of those handpicked by agencies such as the UNHCR sending the flotsam and jetsam of the world our way.

    Any congressional representative who gives speeches to “constituents” (terrorists-in-training) in Somali is not fit to represent American citizens in the House. A person who commits fraud on official documents is not fit to represent anyone, anywhere. She should be immediately removed from her seat and replaced with a person who swears allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, a document with which Ms. Somalia is unfamiliar.

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