What First Amendment? Rep. Ilhan Omar Calls for Advertiser Boycott of Fox News Host Tucker Carlson for Criticizing Her

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), a Muslim refugee from Somalia by way of Kenya who was granted asylum in the U.S. as a child, has gone nuclear on Fox News Channel opinion show host Tucker Carlson, calling for him to be taken off the air via an advertiser boycott for “hate speech” after he sharply criticized her on Tuesday night’s show.

Video clip of Carlson’s statement Tuesday that set off Omar and the Left:

Omar’s responses:

 

“Not gonna lie, it’s kinda fun watching a racist fool like this weeping about my presence in Congress. No lies will stamp out my love for this country or my resolve to make our union more perfect. They will just have to get used to calling me Congresswoman!”

“Fox News is now giving a nightly platform to white supremacist rhetoric. It’s dangerous. Advertisers should not be underwriting hate speech.”

https://twitter.com/IlhanMN/status/1148783761124941824

Carlson responded on Wednesday night’s show and he is not backing down. An excerpt of his statement posted by Fox can be read below the following video clips. Carlson’s conclusion brings the truth home.


Tucker Carlson: US rescued Ilhan Omar

…No country can survive being ruled by people who hate it. We deserve better. For all of our country’s flaws, this is still the best place in the world. Most immigrants know that and that is why they come here. It’s also why we’ve always been glad to have them here.

But now, there are signs that some people who move here from abroad don’t like this country at all. As we told you last night, one of those people now serves in our Congress.

Think about that for a minute. Our country rescued Ilhan Omar from the single poorest place on Earth. We didn’t do it for the money, we did it because we are kind people. How did she respond to the remarkable gift we gave her?

She scolded us, called us names, showered us with contempt. It’s infuriating. More than that, it is also ominous. The United States admits more immigrants more than any other country on Earth, more than a million every year. The Democratic Party demand we increase that by and admit far more. OK, Americans like immigrants, but immigrants have got to like us back.

That’s the key, it’s essential. Otherwise, the country falls apart.

…Omar may be from another country but she learned young that crying racism pays. The bigger question is, who taught her that? She didn’t arrive from a Kenyan refugee camp announcing people as bigots for a political campaign. She wasn’t always a professional victim. That is learned behavior.

Importantly, she learned it here. In some ways, the real villain in the Ilhan Omar story isn’t Omar, it is a group of our fellow Americans. Our cultural gatekeepers who stoke the resentment of new arrivals and turn them into grievance mongers like Ilhan Omar. The left did that to her, and to us.

Blame them first.

End excerpt. Please read the entire Tucker Carlson article at this link.

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