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GOP targeted Rep. Ilhan Omar because she is all the things the GOP base hates rolled into one
GOP's white nationalism on parade
As I explained on MSNBC’s The Reid Out on Friday, the reason the House GOP removed Rep Ilhan Omar from her committee this week was to make the bigoted Republican base happy. As I wrote about last week, Omar is all the things the GOP base hates rolled into one: She’s Black, Muslim, an immigrant and a strong woman.
Omar has long been targeted by Trump and others in GOP to score political points because of who she is. At a Trump rally in 2019, Trump even led his supporters to chant about Omar: “Send her Back.”
That’s why while it took 15 ballots for Kevin McCarthy to win the Speakership, it only took one ballot to get all the Republicans on board to target a Black, Muslim woman.
Keep in mind that there are over 270 Republicans in the House and Senate. How many are Black woman? ZERO. And that is the way the GOP wants it. Here’s the clip: