Rep. Ilhan Omar set off a metaphorical bomb that made the internet explode. What I mean by that is that she recently made a comment that insulted our military, who have seen combat and suffer from PTSD.
During a press conference, Omar stated that the Trump administration triggers her PTSD. This is a huge slap in the face to people who really suffer from PTSD. There’s no way that anything that President Trump does that would trigger PTSD, that is unless you’re against American values.
Her comment is a clear example of how we’ve gotten to this state in which society feels like they need to have something wrong with them and in doing so they minimize those who actually do suffer from an ailment, in this case, PTSD.
“I feel ill a little bit because of everything that is taking place and I think every time I hear of conversations around war, I find myself being stricken with PTSD,” Omar said.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 8, 2020
Omar’s insensitive comment came during the same presser where she was laughing when Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee was talking about U.S. casualties in Iraq.
“I’m very glad to say that I was part of the 132 and also the vote for Barbara Lee’s amendment, but I think that the point of that is that that is the same war that we’re dealing with today,” Rep. Jackson Lee said. “We never solved any problems with AUMF, we left four thousand plus, maybe even forty-four hundred dead, and over sixty thousand who came back injured in some form and the war never ended.”
“I recall the language in AUMF, it deals with hostilities in Iraq. It doesn’t deal with an incident or a dislike or someone in a car coming in from the airport. That is the danger of not acting and I do think with our leadership, meaning the leadership CPC, that will come together around specific answers.”
Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar laughs and jokes around as her colleague Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee discusses U.S. casualties in Iraq. pic.twitter.com/5hfxbUnc3o
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) January 8, 2020
The internet let Omar know what they thought about her offensive comments.
Rep. Jim Banks said, “Rep. Ilhan Omar complained she’s ‘stricken with PTSD’ because of recent events in the Middle East. This is a disgrace and offensive to our nation’s veterans who really do have PTSD after putting their life on the line to keep America safe.”
Rep. Ilhan Omar complained she’s “stricken with PTSD” because of recent events in the Middle East.
This is a disgrace and offensive to our nation’s veterans who really do have PTSD after putting their life on the line to keep America safe. pic.twitter.com/twhZDuUDu0
— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) January 8, 2020
“@IlhanMN claims PTSD in a direct spit in the face of those in the military who actually suffer from it. She’s an open anti-semite, said “some people did something,” on 9/11 and shows a general hatred for the country. There is no way she should be near the House of Reps.”
.@IlhanMN claims PTSD in a direct spit in the face of those in the military who actually suffer from it. She's an open anti-semite, said "some people did something," on 9/11 and shows a general hatred for the country. There is no way she should be near the House of Reps.
— Joe Pags Pagliarulo (@JoeTalkShow) January 9, 2020