Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar crosses swords with Senator Rand Paul and casts shadow on Twitter after the Kentucky Republican suggested that the Somalia-born democrat does not appreciate the United States enough.
Omar's return was subtle but unmistakable. She retold a message in which Tom Arnold expressed support for Rand Paul's neighbor, who demanded a 30-day prison sentence for physically attacking him over a dispute over where he stacked a pile of tidy brush.
Paul told the conservative Breitbart.com website last week that if Omar would visit the country where she was born, & maybe she would come back and America would appreciate more & # 39 ;. He offered to help pay for the plane ticket.
That was after President Donald Trump had pronounced political condemnation that Omar and three other freshman congress women had to be sent back & # 39; where they came from & # 39 ;.
Omar was born in Somalia and spent much of her childhood in Kenya. Her parents brought her to the United States when she was 12 years old.
Minnesota Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omer retweeted an attack on Senator Rand Paul who praised Paul's attacker in a 2017 attack in which he had six broken ribs
Omar responded to Senator Paul, a Kentucky republican, who suggested that she would appreciate America more if she visited Somalia, the country of her birth.
Actor Tom Arnold tweeted that Paul, who won a $ 582,834 civil verdict against his attack, & # 39; lied & # 39 ;, & # 39; coward & # 39; and & # 39; miserable & # 39; used to be
Arnold tweeted Monday: & # 39; Imagine that you are Rand Paul's neighbor and you will be confronted with @RandPaul who lies cowardly circular nagging bullcrap about grass debris. No wonder he tore off his toupee. & # 39;
Omar pressed & # 39; retweet & # 39; minutes later. Twitter etiquette generally states that retweeting something without comment is not necessarily proof of approval.
Paul & # 39; s lash out at her came Friday during a teen activism conference organized by Turning Point USA.
& # 39; I have met people who have come here from behind the Iron Curtain, & # 39; said Paul. & # 39; They have escaped communism, they are some of the best Americans we have, because they really appreciate how wonderful our country is. & # 39;
& # 39; And then I hear representative Omar say that America is a terrible place. & # 39;
& # 39; Well, she came here and we fed her, we dressed her, she got well-being, she got school [s], she got health care, and then, you see, she actually has the honor of having a seat in to win Congress, and she says we are a terrible country? I think that's about as thankless as you can get. & # 39;
Rene Boucher was not only ordered to pay a six-figure civil verdict, but also pleaded guilty to a federal attack and was sentenced to 30 days in jail, a fine of $ 10,000 and 1 year suspended
Sen. Paul offered to contribute to the cost of a plane ticket to Somalia so that Rep. Omar could appreciate the superiority of America
Paul spoke with the conservative Breitbart.com website last week and said that Omar should have more appreciation for the food, clothing, well-being, education and health care that American taxpayers gave her when she arrived as a refugee
& # 39; And so while I am not saying that we are forcibly sending her everywhere, I am willing to help buy a ticket for her to visit Somalia, & he said, & # 39; and I think she could look and maybe learn a little bit about the disaster that is Somalia, which has no capitalism, no God-given rights in a constitution, and about seven different tribes that have fought against each other for the past 40 years. & # 39;
& # 39; And maybe after she visited Somalia for a while, & # 39; said Paul, & she might return to appreciate America more. & # 39;
In addition to his felony conviction and short federal prison sentence, Paul & # 39; s attacker Rene Boucher was fined $ 10,000 and given a one-year probation.
In a separate civil proceeding, a jury deliberated less than two hours before instructing Boucher to pay the senator $ 375,000 in damages and $ 200,000 for pain and suffering, plus $ 7,834 for medical expenses.
The attack, which Boucher admitted in a plea, left Paul behind with six broken ribs and an accumulation of fluid around his lungs.
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