Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has expressed his desire for a member of the group known as the “Squad” to be expelled from the United States.
Recently, DeSantis shared a video featuring a speech given by Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), where she was accused of prioritizing Somalia’s interests over those of the United States.
“Expel from Congress, denaturalize and deport!” DeSantis wrote.
Expel from Congress, denaturalize and deport! https://t.co/UyjEmSSIoQ
— Ron DeSantis (@RonDeSantis) January 30, 2024
In a particular rendition of the speech translation, Omar seemed to make a commitment to utilize her congressional role in order to obstruct the Republic of Somaliland’s efforts to establish a maritime agreement with Ethiopia.
Representative Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), the House Majority Whip, criticized these remarks as being focused on Somalia’s interests above all else and suggested that she should step down in shame.
Ilhan Omar’s appalling, Somalia-first comments are a slap in the face to the Minnesotans she was elected to serve and a direct violation of her oath of office. She should resign in disgrace.https://t.co/O3lAEGlokt
— Tom Emmer (@GOPMajorityWhip) January 29, 2024
Omar quickly took to social media to try and spin the facts:
It’s not only slanted but completely off, but I wouldn’t expect more from these propagandists. I pray for them and for their sanity. No nation state can survive if its states start to get involved in land lease negotiations with other countries without the consent of the federal… https://t.co/bmdEAN6aUH
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) January 28, 2024