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Ilhan Omar Had the Perfect One Word Response After QAnon Congresswoman Used Her Image in Fundraising Ad

Ilhan Omar Had the Perfect One Word Response After QAnon Congresswoman Used Her Image in Fundraising Ad
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Since becoming one of the first Muslim women to be elected to the United States Congress, Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has faced an onslaught of racism from the right wing.

Former President Donald Trump infamously tweeted that Omar, a Somalian war refugee and United States citizen, should "go back" to her country. She's faced baseless claims that she married her brother to bypass the U.S. immigration system. She remains a favorite target of the right.

Before her own election to the House, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) unleashed a bigoted rant in response to Omar's election, saying:

"There is an Islamic invasion into our government offices right now.You saw after midterm elections, we saw so many Muslims elected, I don't know the exact number but there were quite a few. We had that woman out of Minnesota [Omar]. Now she's going into Congress and she's gotta wear a head covering? They want to put their hand on the Quran and be sworn in? No. You have to be sworn in on the Bible."

Greene acknowledged that the U.S. has freedom of religion, but then qualified:

"I'm sorry, anyone that is a Muslim that believes in Sharia law does not belong in our government."

She went on to use Omar's image in campaign ads, posing next to her with a gun.

Greene continues to face backlash for her past support of deranged conspiracy theories like QAnon, which hinges on the delusion that a network of satanic pedophile cannibals secretly controls the U.S. government.

Greene has expressed support for the execution of her now-colleagues, and endorsed lies that school shootings are coordinated by Democrats to weaken public support for the Second Amendment and that the former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton murders children and drinks their blood.

Now, Greene faces removal from her House committee assignments , including the Committee on Education and Labor, with the introduction of House Resolution 72 as punishment for her deranged past social media posts.

She's since begun fundraising off the effort, and using Omar's image to do so.

Omar is not a part of House leadership and has no official role in the decision to remove Greene from her committee assignments, save for being one out of 435 members who may vote on H.R. 72.

Greene used Omar's image to once again stoke fear of Islam and imply to her followers that Muslim legislators don't belong in Congress.

Omar soon weighed in on the use of her photo with just one word.

The Congresswoman sarcastically replied, "Subtle" to Greene's hamhanded fearmongering.

She later opened up about the impact of this bigotry in a vulnerable post calling for accountability.

People agreed with Omar's take.

Exacerbating the vitriol lobbed at Omar is an amendment offered by four House Republicans to H.R. 72 that would replace Greene's name with Omar's and thereby remove Omar from her committee assignments instead.

Omar wasn't the only one to call out Greene's racism and bigotry.

It's also unclear why Greene needs to raise money for a House vote in the first place.

Greene says that she's received over $160 thousand dollars in donations.

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