Senator Rand Paul Calls Rep. Ilhan Omar ‘Ungrateful’

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) participates in a press conference with House Democrats commemorating the first 200 days of the 115th Congress on Thursday, July 25, 2019 (Shutterstock).

Republican Senator Rand Paul offered to buy Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar a ticket to Somalia so she can learn to have more gratitude for living in America.

During an interview with the conservative-leaning outlet Breitbart News on July 26, the Kentucky senator said Omar is not like the immigrants from Somalia he has met, saying that they appreciate the US. 

“She says we’re a terrible country? I think that’s about as ungrateful as you can get,” Paul said. “I’m willing to contribute to buy her a ticket to go visit Somalia.”

Omar has yet to respond to Paul’s comments, but she retweeted others’ responses to the video, including comedian Tom Arnold, who wrote: “Imagine being Rand Paul’s next door neighbor and having to…

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