Turkish Boston Celtics star Enes Kanter slams Ilhan Omar for votes AGAINST sanctions against Turkey over Syrian invasion saying radical Democrat & # 39; similar to Dictator Erdogan & # 39; s payroll & # 39; s
- Rep. Ilhan Omar made two controversial votes in the House on Tuesday about Turkish sanctions and the Armenian genocide
- Boston Celtics star Enes Kanter, who is Turkish, hurled the Minnesota Democrat for voting no to sanction Turkey
- Kanter said that Omar looks [she is] on the payroll of # DictatorErdogan who works for his interests, but not for the American people and democracy! & # 39;
- Omar also voted & # 39; present & # 39; on a resolution that officially commemorates the Armenian genocide and said it did not go far enough
- A & # 39; true recognition of crimes against humanity & # 39; would include the transatlantic slave trade and killings of native Americans, she argued.
- Omar plays a leading role in a major rally for Democratic hopeful people. Bernie Sanders on Sunday in her hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota
Rep. Ilhan Omar is in hot water for another controversial mood she made Tuesday.
Boston Celtics star Enes Kanter, who is Turkish, tore into the Minnesota Democrat for votes against Turkish sanctions.
& # 39; What an absolute disappointment and a pity that the only [D] democrat who does not support the Turkish bill to stop the killing of innocent people is @IlhanMN who is similar to [they] on the # DictatorErdogan's payroll. interests, but not for his interests the American people and democracy! & # 39;
Boston Celtics player Enes Kanter, who is Turkish, used Twitter on Wednesday at Rep. Calling Ilhan Omar for voting against Turkish sanctions
On Tuesday-evening, Boston Celtics player Enes Kanter Rep. Ilhan Omar on Twitter about her voice and said she was on the payroll of & # 39; dictator & # 39; Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seemed to be standing
Rep. Ilhan Omar takes warmth for two controversial voices she made on Tuesday. She voted no on a bill to force President Trump to impose sanctions on Turkey. She also voted & # 39; present & # 39; to a resolution of the House that would commemorate the Armenian genocide
The House of Representatives is overwhelming voted 403 to 16 to approve the Turkish sanctions law. She was the only Democratic voice without a voice and added 15 republicans to her objections.
Omar had previously written an op-ed for the Washington Post sanctions are part of a & # 39; failed foreign policy playbook & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Accountability for the invasion of Northern Syria is essential & # 39 ;, Omar argued Tuesday.
& # 39; The invasion of Turkey and the resulting consequences is a humanitarian disaster – especially for the Kurdish people. All too often, our sanctions policy is poorly thought out, inhumane, and harms the people we claim to help, & she went on.
She said the sanctions imposed would damage citizens rather than political leaders.
& # 39; There is a positive policy we could pursue – such as banning or restricting arms sales or creating a buffer zone – but pursuing sanctions at the wrong time that have no chance of being included in the law, & # 39; she said.
Immediately after casting a no to sanctions, Omar voted & # 39; present & # 39; as the House voted 405 to 11 on a resolution that makes US policy to commemorate the Armenian genocide by the Ottoman Turks from 1915 to 1923.
It received strong support from advocate Kim Kardashian, who is of Armenian descent.
The vote is expected to ignite the American relationship with Turkey.
The resolution also rejects & # 39; attempts to associate the US government with attempts to deny the existence of the Armenian genocide or a genocide & # 39 ;.
Only Republicans do not cast votes. A democrat joined her in the present voting right, representative Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas. Arizona Republican Rep. Paul Gosar also voted present.
The other voices present were Republican Rep. Paul Gosar from Arizona and Democratic Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson from Texas.
Omar explained her vote in a statement.
& # 39; I also believe that responsibility for human rights violations – especially ethnic cleansing and genocide – is of the utmost importance. But responsibility and recognition of genocide should not be used as a club in a political fight. & # 39;
& # 39; It must be done on the basis of academic consensus beyond the pressure of geopolitics, & # 39; she went on. & # 39; A true recognition of historical crimes against humanity must include both the gruesome genocides of the 20th century and previous massacres such as the transatlantic slave trade and the native American genocide, which cost the lives of hundreds of millions of indigenous people in this country. & # 39;
& # 39; For this reason I voted "present" at the last passage of H.Res. 296, the resolution confirming the United States record on the Armenian genocide, & Omar added.
Omar will appear on Sunday with Senator Bernie Sanders in Minneapolis, while approving the hopeful civil servant in 2020. Sanders has held rally & # 39; s with members of the so-called & # 39; team & # 39; who have announced their support to him.
He organized earlier this month alongside Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez a post-heart attack rally in New York City.
He also stood side by side Rep. Rashida Tlaib in her hometown of Detroit.
Sanders & # 39; event with Omar had to be moved to a larger location at the University of Minnesota, announced his campaign Tuesday because of & # 39; big question & # 39 ;.
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