(Liberty Bell) – On Wednesday, as Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX) spoke during a presser flanked by her colleagues about the casualties of the Iraq War as part of her party’s campaign to blame Trump for Iran’s provocations, you would have expected her fellow members of Congress to reflect the gravity of the topic at hand.
In a truly sick display of her contempt for our country, Democrat Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) spent the time trying not to laugh as Lee rattled on.
Omar, who has made her hatred for the nation of Israel and support for terrorists completely clear, and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), from whom we’ve seen much of the same, both repeatedly laughed about some sort of joke.
“I’m very glad to say that I was part of the 132 and also the vote for [Rep.] 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 during the presser.
“We never solved any problems with AUMF [the Authorization for Use of Military Force], we left four thousand plus, maybe even forty-four hundred dead, and over sixty thousand who came back injured in some form and the war never ended.”
As Lee began to say “part of the 132” House Republicans and Democrats who voted in October 2002 against authorizing the use of military force against Iraq, Omar and Tlaib exchanged a smile.
All smiles from the "The Squad" and company, as Sheila Jackson Lee is talking about American casualties in Iraq.
— Harrison Bergeron (@RightOpinionPod) January 8, 2020
Biz Pac Review breaks down what happens next:
First, she turned around to start what appeared to be a humorous conversation with Tlaib. Moments later, she turned to the colleague on her right to speak with her as well. Then she turned back to Tlaib. Throughout the whole ordeal, she smiled and giggled.
It’s unclear what the congresswoman found funny regarding the thousands who died or were injured during the Iraq War. Odder still is what the congresswoman chose to say when her time at the podium arrived.
“I feel ill a little bit because of everything that is taking place, and I think every time I hear conversations around war, I find myself being stricken with PTSD,” she claimed. “And I find peace knowing that I serve with great advocates for peace and people who have shown courage against war.”
Some took offense to the very notion of her suffering from PTSD.
“Rep. Ilhan Omar complained she’s ‘stricken with PTSD’ because of recent events in the Middle East,” noted Republican Rep. Jim Banks, a military veteran.
“This is a disgrace and offensive to our nation’s veterans who really do have PTSD after putting their life on the line to keep America safe.”
Heard from multiple U.S. troops today who were absolutely enraged by Democrat Ilhan Omar laughing while her colleague talked about Americans who have been killed in battle https://t.co/Qu2i0gbDc6
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 9, 2020
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) January 8, 2020