Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) was seen laughing and giggling during a press conference on Wednesday, Jan. 8, while her Democratic colleague, Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, spoke about the deaths of American soldiers in the Iraq war.
“I’m very glad to say that I was part of the 132 and also the vote for Barbara Lee’s amendment, but I think that the point of that is that that is the same war that we’re dealing with today,” Lee said. “We never solved any problems with AUMF, we left 4,000 plus, maybe even 4,400 dead, and over 60,000 who came back injured in some form and the war never ended.”
Omar could be seen standing behind smiling and smirking while talking to her Democrat colleagues as Jackson-Lee spoke.
“I recall the language in AUMF, it deals with hostilities in Iraq,” Lee continued. “It doesn’t deal with an incident or a dislike or someone in a car coming in from the airport. That is the danger of not acting and I do think with our leadership, meaning the leadership CPC, that will come together around specific answers.”
At a different point in the press conference, Omar also spoke and said discussions about the conflict between Iran and the United States were affecting her mental state.
“I feel ill a little bit because of everything that is taking place and I think every time I hear of conversations around war I find myself being stricken with PTSD,” Omar said.
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 8, 2020
While in fact, Omar is an avid supporter of the anti-Semitic boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, which is designed to destroy Israel.
Earlier in the day, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the House would vote on a resolution aimed to limit President Trump’s military actions regarding Iran.
“Today, to honor our duty to keep the American people safe, the House will move forward with a War Powers Resolution to limit the President’s military actions regarding Iran,” Pelosi said in a statement.