FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A Republican state senator from North Dakota took to Facebook to post a long-debunked photo that claims to be Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar holding a weapon at an al-Qaida training camp.
The photo on the home page of Rep. Oley Larsen, of Minot, has been debunked by several sources since it appeared on social media this summer. It’s an Associated Press photo taken at a Mogadishu military training campus in 1978, before Omar was born.READ MORE: Bloomington Police: Arrest Made After Reports Of A Body Being Dragged To Dumpster
Larsen also called Omar an “elected terrorist” in the comments section of his post.READ MORE: 1 Dead In Yellow Medicine County After Car, Tractor Collide
Larsen and North Dakota Republican Senate Majority Leader Rich Wardner did not immediately respond Monday to phone and email messages left by The Associated Press.MORE NEWS: Plymouth Police Search For Vehicle In Hit-And-Run Of Bicyclist
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