Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn.) is an anti-Israel ‘Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS)’ movement supporter.  (BDS purports to “work to end international support for Israel’s oppression of Palestinians and pressure Israel to comply with international law,” which is a nice way of saying they are anti-Israel bigots.). Last Tuesday, she worked with the American media to push unsubstantiated smears against Senator Lindsay Graham (R., S.C.) by willfully promoting a conspiracy theory.

Without a shred of evidence, she accused Graham of being “compromised.” Omar first shared a 2015 video of then-presidential candidate Graham criticizing Donald Trump with the tagline: “They got to him, he is compromised.”

Since Trump was elected, Graham has worked closely with the President to ensure that his conservative agenda is realized in policies.  Note to Democrats: this is what adults do.  Even if opposed to someone in the primary races, conservatives can rally together when it’s time to govern.

But Omar’s accusation wasn’t the only one lobbied at Graham.  MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle implied Trump has compromising knowledge on South Carolina’s senior senator.

“It could be that Donald Trump or somebody knows something pretty extreme about Lindsey Graham,” Ruhle said on air. “We’re gonna have to leave it there.”

Leave it there?  Is that code for “make a jarring accusation against a public official without evidence and leave without explaining oneself?”  Because the lack of integrity required to make these accusations is bottom of the barrel even for a politician or an on-screen pundit.

It appears the bottom of the barrel has been removed.


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Hat Tip: FreeBeacon



About The Author

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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