MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Rep. Ilhan Omar called Fox News host Tucker Carlson a “racist fool” after the conservative commentator said on his nightly show that the Somalia-born congresswoman from Minnesota was “living proof” that the nation’s immigration policies are “dangerous.”

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Omar (D – 5th District) was responding to the show-ending segment of Carlson’s Tuesday night primetime broadcast in which he lambasted the freshman congresswoman as being an immigrant who hates the country that elected her to a seat of power, referencing a recent Washington Post story.

“That should worry you,” Carlson told his audience, adding later: “No country can import large numbers of people who hate it and expect to survive. The Romans were the last to try that, with predictable results.”

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Omar shot back on Twitter, saying it was “kinda fun watching a racist fool like this weeping about my presence in Congress.”

She made it clear that she does not hate America.

“No lies will stamp out my love for this country or my resolve to make our union more perfect,” she said, adding: “They will just have to get used to calling me Congresswoman!”

This is not the first time Carlson has taken aim at Omar. Earlier this year, he called her a “symbol of America’s failed immigration system” and again described her as “someone who hates this country.”

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Omar was born in Somalia and spent several years of her childhood in a refugee camp in Kenya. In 1997, her family moved to Minneapolis, where she got her start in local politics.

In 2016, she was elected to the Minnesota House, being becoming the first Somali-American legislator in the country. Just two years later, she was elected to Congress, where she became one of the first two Muslim congresswoman to serve in Washington.

Comments (3)
  1. Tim Neumann says:

    Get rid of this worthless Congresswoman whose only agenda is playing the race card and using her Muslim religion as a shield

  2. Virgil Anders says:

    If I remember correctly her stated goal around the time she took office was a focus on health care. That was immediately dropped as she has played out her own personal agenda upon stepping into the House, has done nothing significant for Minnesota or the United States. From an independent voter to the Minnesota DFL – WAKE UP for you are going to loose big time in 2020.

  3. She is a danger to this country and I want her returned to the Somali-hell where she cometh from!!! She deserves nothing better, she hates this country while seething with hatred as she says she “loves” this country but wants to change it – into what? A Sharia compliant Islamic Republic?? She says anti-Semitic things constantly and uses reverse hate speech all the time!