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Sat Mar 2, 2019, 02:42 PM

Rep. Ilhan Omar also under attack by GOP

It's not just AOC and Rashida Tlaib ...


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6762869/Anti-Muslim-poster-comparing-Rep-Omar-9-11-West-Virginia-state-capitol-draws-outrage.html

Shocking poster linking congresswoman Ilhan Omar to 9/11 sparks outrage in the West Virginia statehouse on the same day the sergeant at arms resigns for saying 'all Muslims are terrorists'

A poster displayed on Friday in the rotunda of the West Virginia capitol featured an image of the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers juxtaposed with Rep. Omar

The captions read '"Never forget" - you said' over the burning buildings and 'I am the proof you have forgotten' over the image of the Minnesota representative

Rep. Omar responded that it was 'no wonder' she was on a 'hitlist of a domestic terrorist' with the West Virginia GOP displaying such anti-Muslim rhetoric

Democrats in West Virginia became heated after the display went up and were further infuriated by a sergeant at arms who allegedly made bigoted remarks








Also reported in WaPo:
Poster linking Rep. Ilhan Omar to 9/11 sparks outrage, injuries in W.Va. state Capitol






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Reply Rep. Ilhan Omar also under attack by GOP (Original post)
Hermit-The-Prog Mar 2019 OP
ck4829 Mar 2019 #1
Ferrets are Cool Mar 2019 #2
atreides1 Mar 2019 #3
ProudMNDemocrat Mar 2019 #4
crazycatlady Mar 2019 #5
Hermit-The-Prog Mar 2019 #6
Bear Creek Mar 2019 #7

Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 02:53 PM

1. K&R. Stay strong, Rep Omar.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 03:07 PM

2. It feels as though the country sinks deeper by the day.

When will it stop?

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 03:11 PM

3. Okay

Someone should take a photo of that woman, place it over a picture of a lynching...with the words:

"Not all whites are Klan members, but all Klan members are white"

Perhaps one with the same woman, over a photo of Auschwitz...with the words:

"Not all Christians were Nazis, but all the Nazis in Auschwitz were Christian"

Post them all over the internet and see how that plays!

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 03:25 PM

4. I was IMPRESSED by Ilhan Omar when I met her in June of 2018....

At the State DFL Convention where I was a Walz Delegate. Rep. Omar was down to earth, well informed, and articulated her thoughts on many things when she was taking with others. She is not how the haters in the GOP depict her.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 05:28 PM

5. at what point should Congress be protected by the Secret Service

If this were an official protected by them, this guy would surely have a visit by now.

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 06:02 PM

6. 2 U.S. Code Section 1966, Capitol Police

All I could find:


2 U.S. Code § 1966 - Protection of Members of Congress, officers of Congress, and members of their families

(a) Authority of the Capitol Police

Subject to the direction of the Capitol Police Board, the United States Capitol Police is authorized to protect, in any area of the United States, the person of any Member of Congress, officer of the Congress, as defined in section 4101(b) of this title, and any member of the immediate family of any such Member or officer, if the Capitol Police Board determines such protection to be necessary.

(b) Detail of police

In carrying out its authority under this section, the Capitol Police Board, or its designee, is authorized, in accordance with regulations issued by the Board pursuant to this section, to detail, on a case-by-case basis, members of the United States Capitol Police to provide such protection as the Board may determine necessary under this section.

(c) Arrest of suspects

In the performance of their protective duties under this section, members of the United States Capitol Police are authorized (1) to make arrests without warrant for any offense against the United States committed in their presence, or for any felony cognizable under the laws of the United States if they have reasonable grounds to believe that the person to be arrested has committed or is committing such felony; and (2) to utilize equipment and property of the Capitol Police.

(d) Fines and penalties

Whoever knowingly and willfully obstructs, resists, or interferes with a member of the Capitol Police engaged in the performance of the protective functions authorized by this section, shall be fined not more than $300 or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

(e) Construction of provisions

Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to imply that the authority, duty, and function conferred on the Capitol Police Board and the United States Capitol Police are in lieu of or intended to supersede any authority, duty, or function imposed on any Federal department, agency, bureau, or other entity, or the Metropolitan Police of the District of Columbia, involving the protection of any such Member, officer, or family member.

(f) “United States” defined

As used in this section, the term “United States” means each of the several States of the United States, the District of Columbia, and territories and possessions of the United States.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2019, 06:32 PM

7. WSAZ

https://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Controversy-erupts-over-hate-speech-poster-on-display-in-WVa-Capitol-rotunda-506560451.html

Mike Caputo D Marion forced doors open. He apologized for forcing door open to chambers for the Republicans take the rotunda day. The sargent at arms resigned after anti muslim remarks.
I thought it was funny where WV republican chair Melody Potter said that republicans don't codone or support hate speech. I guess they forgot to tell their base and Trump that.

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