The radical left-wing group called Antifa has been violently attacking Americans from coast to coast. The most recent attack came over the weekend when an armed 69-year-old antifa member attacked an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility in Tacoma, Washington after writing, “I am Antifa.”   

When police shot and killed the assailant, his group described him as a “martyr.”

This story could’ve been even worse if not for the brave and quick-thinking police.  Thankfully, most Americans would see an attack on our immigrations as an attack on America itself.  Right?  Not so fast. Reporter Keean Bexte asked Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) if they’ll condemn the violence, and they remained silent.

Strike that.  They didn’t remain silent.  Omar broke out into laughter at the question. I’ll post the video below, but first some background.  There’s a lot happening in these few minutes.

First, Bexte asks Omar whether she had been, in fact, married to her brother.  This possibility came to light when documents suggested she lived with her current husband, Ahmed Abdisalan Hirsi, while legally married to her brother, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi.

“It kinda blew up in your face when you didn’t respond about your brother — it made it look like you married him,” the reporter said. “You could finish that question now, if you come up with an answer. Did you marry your brother?”

Omar didn’t reply.

“Do you feel like you bear any responsibility for what happened?” he asked. “Mrs. Cortez, do you feel responsible at all? Will you tell Americans not to be violent anymore?”

By this time, Rep. Omar had crawled into the waiting car and she is seen and heard laughing.  

President Trump got a lot of heat for suggesting the these Democratic congresspeople might not love their country.  Maybe one way for Omar to show the love she says she has for America is to condemn all armed attacks on it.

Image Credit: Fibonacci Blue on Flickr

Hat Tip: The Blaze

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Mark Meckler

Mark was a co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, and served as the national coordinator. He left the organization to work more broadly on expanding the self-governance movement beyond the partisan divide. Mark appears regularly on television in outlets as diverse as MSNBC, ABC, NBC, Fox News, CNN, Bloomberg, Fox Business and the BBC. He’s highly sought after for the tea party perspective from print and electronic media outlets, from the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, L.A. Times, Washington Examiner, Politico and the The Hill. Mark blogs at, and his opinion editorials regularly run in many of the leading political newspapers both on and offline. Mark has a BA in English from San Diego State University and graduated with honors from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1988. He practiced real estate and business law for almost a decade. For the last eleven years of his legal career he specialized in Internet advertising law. When not fighting for the future of our nation, Mark is an avid horseman, and lives in rural northern California with his wife Patty and two children.

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