I believe an investigation needs to be conducted.
Rep. Ilhan Omar has continually demonstrated judgment not fit for a member of Congress.
First it was attacks on Israel and multiple anti-Semitic Tweets.
Then it was the support of the Venezuelan Dictator, contrary to official U.S. policy.
Now we actually could have something criminal.
At least according to Ryan Saavedra and 18 U.S.C. § 2385.
Here’s what Rep. Omar Tweeted:
Ryan Saavedra followed up with a keen observation: this looks like it's going well beyond just political debate.
According to Saavedra and others online, it looks a lot like a criminal advocacy for overthrow of the government.
18 U.S. Code § 2385.Advocating overthrow of Government
Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any such government; or
Whoever, with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts to do so; or
Whoever organizes or helps or attempts to organize any society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate, or encourage the overthrow or destruction of any such government by force or violence; or becomes or is a member of, or affiliates with, any such society, group, or assembly of persons, knowing the purposes thereof—
Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.
If two or more persons conspire to commit any offense named in this section, each shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both, and shall be ineligible for employment by the United States or any department or agency thereof, for the five years next following his conviction.
Here's more, from The Hill:
In a January interview with Rolling Stone published Wednesday, the freshman representative argues that the president "has the markings of a dictator" who will cling to power.
"I believe that impeachment is inevitable," Omar told the magazine.
"It also is a terrifying notion. [Vice President] Pence is an ideologue, and the ideology he holds is more terrifying to me and my constituents," she continued.
"And we have not had a full impeachment that removes the president from office. Nations struggle any time [they] overthrow a dictator, and Trump really has the markings of a dictator."
Omar reiterated her view on impeachment Wednesday afternoon in a tweet promoting the interview.
Along with fellow freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Omar has signed the "Pledge to Impeach" effort led by the advocacy group By the People, which announced Tuesday that the two Democrats were the first sitting members to sign the document.
Representatives for both Omar and Tlaib confirmed to The Hill this week that the congresswomen had signed the pledge, effectively vowing to support any impeachment efforts brought against Trump by the Democratic-controlled House.
“The Congresswoman believes that Donald Trump has performed many actions that should bring forth impeachment,” Tlaib's office said in a statement this week.
You ready for 2020?