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FOX NEWS: Rep. Omar Traveled With Anti-U.S. Socialist Group,Wants U.S. To Return Gitmo to Cuba


Things are going from bad to worse with Rep. Omar.

First came her anti-Israel anti-semitic Tweets.  


Now according to a Fox News report she is travelling with an anti-United States pro-socialist group and she wants the U.S. to return Gitmo to Cuba.

I’m starting to wonder how this can be permitted of a sitting member of Congress?



Fox News has more:

Rep. Ilhan Omar has attended a travel delegation to a South American country sponsored by a radical anti-American and anti-Israel organization that supports countries opposed to the U.S. and calls for the return of Guantanamo Naval Base to Cuba.

The Minnesota Democrat was accused of anti-Semitism after asserting that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, a bipartisan group, was buying lawmakers.

She also grabbed headlines after first accusing the U.S. government of leading a coup against Venezuelan socialist tyrant Nicolas Maduro and then attempting to grill Elliott Abrams, the Trump administration's new special envoy for Venezuela.

Now it was revealed that she once traveled to Honduras with an organization called Witness for Peace, a group formed during the Reagan administration that opposed America’s actions in South America aimed at stopping the spread of communism.

“After traveling to Honduras as part of the Witness for Peace delegation, I've returned home with a heavy heart and deep concern for the electoral process and human rights crisis the people of Honduras are enduring,” Omar tweeted in 2017.

Shortly after the trip with the group, she began opposing U.S. military aid to Honduras and publicly called for the suspension of the funding.

Omar’s association with Witness for Peace may prompt more scrutiny of her suitability to serve on the House Foreign Affairs Committee as the Witness for Peace organization and its leaders have supported the socialist regimes of Cuba and Venezuela and come out against the Jewish state, the Washington Free Beacon first revealed.

The group openly calls for the return of the “illegally occupied Guantanamo Naval Base to the Cuban people! And have organized travel delegations to Cuba, while calling Trump’s tougher policy towards the country as “the old unjust, counterproductive Cold War posture of past decades.”

Eunice Escobar, a board member of the group, reportedly also works for the Afro-Colombian Solidarity Network, which aims to “dismantle U.S. militarism, neoliberal economic and immigration policy, and other forms of state and institutional violence” and said the Trump administration’s recognition of Juan Guaidó as the interim president of Venezuela was a “right-wing” coup against the socialist regime.

Another board member, Jeanette Charles, also supports the Maduro regime and accused the U.S. of orchestrating a coup against the government. She is a member of the Chiapas Support Committee, according to the Washington Free Beacon, and has repeatedly praised the socialist regime in Venezuela, including calling the late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez “god-like," according to the College Fix.

Paul Magno, another board member, has been an activist with Nonviolence International, a group founded by Palestinian activist Mubarak Awad in 1989, who called for the “eradication of Israel as a Jewish state.”

"The PLO [Palestine Liberation Organization] wants the entire Palestine and I agree," Awad said in a speech in 1988, according to the Washington Post. "Palestine for me is the Galilee, Akko, Ashdod, everything. This is Palestine for me."

And more, from the Free Beacon:

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) claimed during a rally on Thursday that refugees who come to the United States are "detained and tortured."

Omar told the crowd of activists, joined in their goal of defunding Immigration and Customs Enforcement, about the story of how her family risked their lives to flee Somalia into Kenya, before eventually coming to the United States. She said that because of her experience, she will "cry" every time she sees a picture of a little girl "standing in the desert waiting to get processed in the country."

"The difference between what is happening to some of those little girls and me is that I didn't have a cage waiting for me," Omar said. "I had an open-armed people with moral clarity, awaiting us and saying ‘you've been through a lot, here's your new home, you're our new neighbor, you need water and you need food.'"

Omar said refugees in the United States do not receive the same "open-armed" treatment.

"They are separated and processed. They are detained and tortured. And we can't continue to allow that to happen. At least not under our watch," she said.

She went on to say that Americans must protect the values of "upholding human rights," of "welcoming immigrants," and "acceptance and tolerance."

Omar's comments come just days after President Donald Trump addressed immigration at his 2019 State of the Union speech, saying that he wanted to bring in as many legal immigrants as possible.

"This is a moral issue," Trump said. "The lawless state of our Southern border is a threat to the safety, security and financial well-being of all Americans. We have a moral duty to create an immigration system that protects the lives and jobs of our citizens. This includes our obligation to the millions of immigrants living here today, who followed the rules and respected our laws. Legal immigrants enrich our nation and strengthen our society in countless ways. I want people to come into our country in the largest numbers ever, but they have to come in legally."

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