Ted Cruz ‘Slams’ Ilhan Omar For Siding With Rioters Destroying Columbus Statue in Her Home State


Opinion | The controversy began when Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) replied to an ABC News tweet about rioters (I refuse to call them protesters because protesters don’t destroy property, even property they disagree with).

When the senator from Texas referred to rioters who toppled a Christopher Columbus statue in Minnesota as the “American Taliban”…


Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) didn’t like Cruz’s reference, calling it “sick”:

There are legal ways of removing a statue that you think is harming you <snicker> and destroying it is not one of the ways to go about it. 

Omar additionally accused Columbus of “literally” starting a genocide towards indigenous people.

And that’s when Cruz corrected Omar who isn’t really known for working with details or facts of such things, saying “No, he didn’t commit genocide, “literally” or otherwise. He did discover the New World, which led to colonizers, some of whom inadvertently brought disease.”

Cruz then asked her, Is it your position that it’s inherently immoral to come to America from a foreign land? I’m glad my Dad came from Cuba.”   Her response would be a self-defeating one because she came from another country.

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The senator then slammed Omar with a reality check, saying, “And if you want to talk “literal genocide,” we can discuss the Nazis murdered 6 million Jews in the Holocaust. Why again did you oppose the House resolution against antisemitism?”


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