I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Ilham Omar’s home district, in this case, would be the tree, and she the apple.
The Democrat Muslim Somali-American House representative who has frequently been at the center of controversy and expressed frankly horrific views on subjects like the 9/11 tragedy heralds from a district in Minnesota that just threw out the Pledge of Allegiance.
The Minnesota 5th congressional district city council has voted to no longer recite the Pledge of Allegiance before meetings, “In order to create a more welcoming environment to a diverse community.”
Take a look at this outrageous vote that is breaking news on Twitter:
Here's some background on the Minnesota 5th congressional district to confirm that it is, in fact, Omar's district from Wikipedia:
The district is represented by Ilhan Omar, the first Somali American to ever serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the first black woman to represent Minnesota in that chamber. Omar, also Muslim American, succeeded future Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, the first Muslim American to serve in Congress.
CBS Minnesota has more details on the anti-American vote:
David Gohman has made his home in St. Louis Park for nearly 30 years. The American flags that adorn his garden aren’t just decorations.
“It represents a lot to this country. Freedom,” Gohman said.
He lives on Flag Avenue and holds traditions like the Pledge of Allegiance close to his heart.
“I think it should be said every time, whether it is in school or meetings or whatever,” he said. “We owe it to the country.”
Some council members in his city don’t feel the same way. Five members voted during the June 17 meeting to drop the pledge from their meetings.
“In order to create a more welcoming environment to a diverse community, we are going to forgo saying the Pledge of Allegiance before every meeting,” said Council Member Tim Brausen.
The full meeting where the vote took place can be watched in its entirety here (the vote against the Pledge of Allegiance begins at 50:16):