Conservatives on Wednesday criticized Rep. Ilhan Omar after she was seen laughing while her Democratic colleague, Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, spoke about the deaths of American soldiers in the Iraq War.
“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,” Lee said in a video surfaced by the RNC Research Twitter account. “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.”
Omar could be seen in the background smiling and smirking as Jackson-Lee spoke. . .
Jackson-Lee made the remarks during a press conference held by the Congressional Progressive Caucus following a classified briefing with Trump administration officials.
Congressional Democrats slammed President Donald Trump’s ordering of a drone strike, which resulted in the death of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani last week.
— Chris Berg (@chrisbergPOVNOW) January 8, 2020
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