Source: Daily Caller
Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar claimed Saturday that she “probably” loves America more than people born in the United States.
Omar made the comments at the progressive Netroots Nation conference in Philadelphia when asked why she often appears to be an opponent of American values, according to the Washington Examiner.
“There is something I get criticized for all the time,” she told the audience as she sat on a discussion panel.
“It is that I am anti-American because I criticize the United States. I believe, as an immigrant, I probably love this country more than anyone that is naturally born,” Omar said.
The congresswoman, who has often been accused of using anti-Semitic language because of her constant criticism of Israel, has claimed that the United States likes to talk about “American exceptionalism” abroad but it does not fulfill those values at home.
“So, that hypocrisy is one that I’m bothered by. I want America the great to be America the great,” she said.
“Today gives us all a chance to reflect on how far we have come as a country and how much further we have to go to achieve full equality for all people,” Omar tweeted July 4. “We are at a tipping point for progress right now.”
Today gives us all a chance to reflect on how far we have come as a country and how much further we have to go to achieve full equality for all people.
We are at a tipping point for progress right now. ✊🏽
Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) July 4, 2019
Days earlier she was jubilant about Somalia’s Independence Day.
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