On MSNBC’s The ReidOut on Tuesday, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) called out Fox News over what she deems to be “hateful rhetoric” by some of the network’s hosts over Afghan refugees.

As part of the segment opening, soundbites were played from Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham objecting to the United States taking in Afghans fleeing their country, as the Taliban has taken over.

Teeing up Omar, a refugee who came to the United States from worn-torn Somalia, ReidOut host Joy Reid said, “Congresswoman, I’m not surprised. I’m just going to preface this by saying none of this is surprising that the people on the right who were just like 24 hours ago pretending to care about the Afghan, you know, people, suddenly are like, yeah, but don’t send any of them over here. But I would love to hear your thoughts.”

“Yeah, it is – it is not surprising, right?” Omar replied. “This is their playbook.”

“They know how to whip up their base into frenzy. The reality is that we’ve been in this conflict, in this war for 20 years. There are people who’ve helped us in this mission. There are people whose lives are going to be at risk, and we have to do everything that we can to bring them to safety,” she continued. “And we’ve done this many a times where we have evacuated people, airlifted them into safe spaces so that we can properly vet them and have them come to the United States as vetted refugees. I know a little bit about that, you know?”

“Yep,” said Reid.

“I know what it’s like to be a child in a family scrambling for safety in a war-torn country. I know the rigorous process you go through to get vetted as a refugee,” said Omar. “We are the most vetted people who come to the United States. The process is long, and it doesn’t just end when you arrive on the shores. It continues for years until you are eligible for citizenship at five years of entrance.”

“And so I really hope that people understand that there is a certain promise that we’ve made and we can’t break that promise. And that’s not a promise that the United States made, but it’s also a promise that our NATO allies have made,” she continued. “It’s a promise that neighboring countries should fulfill, and we have to do everything to make sure there is a multinational coalition leading this effort to save not just our allies but every Afghani who’s afraid for their lives, especially young women and, you know, vulnerable men as well.”

The post Ilhan Omar Calls Out Fox News’s ‘Hateful Rhetoric’ Over Afghan Refugees: ‘This is Their Playbook’ first appeared on Mediaite.

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13 thoughts on “Ilhan Omar Calls Out Fox News’s ‘Hateful Rhetoric’ Over Afghan Refugees”
  1. She only thinks of herself. She is a total fake on what she says. She doesn’t give a darn about them people, or she wouldn’t be over here. Doing illgelal things to get her brother over her as a citizen. Even to the point of marrying him. Which is against all American laws that I know of. She has no right opening her mouth of being in the House. She should be impeached, immediately. We have a constitution of the U.S. which she is not protecting at all. If you guys value your freedom. Get rid of this woman. She is not eligible to be in congress at all.


  3. Kick that stupid bitch out of office. She is a terrorist. We should not bring all those people here, we have no way of vetting them because the afghan govt. is no longer there.
    Who are you going to vet them with. Going to just take the peoples word on who they are. The taliban is going to embed as many as possible to come to the U. S. A. and get comfortable and supplied so they can wreak havoc on the U.S. when ever and where ever they can. Dumb ass Biden is just allowing them to do it…. and I have not even talked about the problems on the southern border .
    What a fucking joke.IMPEACH THIS IDIOT THAT THEY CALL OUR PRESIDENT…. !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. WHY isn’t ILHAN OMAR locked up and DEPORTED (PERMANENTLY) for her CRIMES?!? . . . Just Asking. One Enlightened And Inquiring Patriot. Team Trump And His Allies 2020 – MAGA (WE’RE NOT Going away!).

  5. The US only has problems with ungrateful asshole Somalian leeches. As always Diversity/Affirmative Action is a guarantee for failure. Their LOW IQ prevents to succeed in every endeavor except politics where stupid persons are allowed to vote.

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