Democrat Congresswoman Faces Backlash After Bashing Covington Catholic Teens Despite New Details

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Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) found herself standing before a wave of backlash after she went after the teens from Covington Catholic High School, even after new details from the story emerged.

As IJR previously reported, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to reach out to the students that had been swept up in a controversy after a viral video made it seem like the boys had disrespected a Native American elder. After a new video was released, the evidence that the boys had been disrespectful crumbled.

The president claimed the boys were the latest victims of “fake news.”

Not everyone thought it was appropriate for the president to comment on the issue, but Rep. Omar took it one step further. She doubled down on the claims that the teens were in the wrong, but she later deleted the tweet without explanation.

Prior to her deleting the tweet, many Twitter users rushed to correct the congresswoman, questioning why she chose to double down on the boys’ guilt. Some even called on Democratic leadership to censure her for her comments.

This is not the first time that Omar has landed in hot water for something she tweeted. As IJR previously reported, she was also accused of homophobia after she claimed that Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) had been “compromised” because he supports President Trump, despite their contentious primary.

“I am pretty sure there is something happening with him whether it is something that has to do with his funding when it comes to running for office,” Omar said, adding, “he is somehow compromised.”

She also recently issued an apology to the Jewish community after she “unknowingly” pedaled an “anti-Semitic trope” after she claimed Israel had “hypnotized the world” to support them instead of the Palestinians. Although she apologized, the tweet hasn’t been removed:

For only being in office less than a month, Omar has managed to land several headlines for her provocative tweets.

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