Dem Rep Flounders After Claiming She Had ‘Evidence’ Lindsey Graham Has Been ‘Compromised’

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Freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) completely crumbled when CNN hosts asked her to clarify some comments she made about Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.).

Omar posted a tweet claiming that Graham had been “compromised” because he changed his outlook on President Donald Trump after a contentious primary.

Many people, from both sides of the aisle, questioned Omar’s use of the term “compromised.” Some believed this was a homophobic jab alluding to Graham’s sexuality. Others were just surprised that a congresswoman seemed to be pedaling conspiracy theories.

During an interview with CNN Thursday morning, host Jim Sciutto pushed Omar on her comments and asked for an explanation.

Watch:

“Over the last three years, we have seen many times where Senator Lindsey Graham has told us how dangerous this president could be if he was given the opportunity to be in the White House. All of the sudden he’s made not only a 180 turnaround but a 360 turnaround. 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… he is somehow compromised.”

Omar’s confusing description of a circle didn’t cut it for Sciutto. He pressed her to provide evidence of a compromise, saying, “That’s quite a charge to make. You say you’re pretty sure, based on what evidence?”

“The evidence really is present to us. It’s being presented to us in the way that he’s behaving,” Omar rambled.

CNN host Poppy Harlow called Omar out, saying, “That’s not evidence. That’s your opinion.”

After the pressure from Harlow, Omar folded, saying, “My tweet was just an opinion based on what I believe to be visible to me and I’m pretty sure there are lots of Americans who agree on this.”

Many on Twitter couldn’t believe how poorly the interview went for Omar and took to Twitter to roast her.

Omar took office in January. She is one of the first Muslim women to hold a seat in Congress, which, as IJR Blue reported, was a long journey from her arrival in the United States as a Somali refugee 23 years ago.

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Linnea
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I never dreamed we would see a POS like this here one, holding public office in a country that she really has no interest in being a “public servant” for, but that she undoubtedly hopes to DIVIDE with her anti-christian views. Call me racist. Or call me a realist. I don’t believe for a second that she is here to unite in any capacity. As you may not care to admit, but can’t with any seriousness deny, she harbors disdain for those who don’t fit her idealogical ways. Happy Muslim America, all.

Gary Pollard
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This coming from a woman that married her own brother! There are 2 Muslim Congress women now and both of them have already stirred a @#$&storm! If the people that are doing the voting keep up this good work (NOT) and vote more like these and AOC into office we, the American people, can kiss our country bye bye! By the way, just curious, whatever happened to the 1953 law that prevents a Muslim from holding office?

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