CNN reporter, Manu Raju, attempted to question Ilhan Omar about President Trump calling for her resignation and Omar’s response to President Trump.
After Omar made anti-Semitic comments, President Trump called for her resignation.
Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress. Congressman Omar, it’s terrible what she said and I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
What she said is so deep-seeded in her heart that her lame apology, and that’s what it was, it was lame, and she didn’t mean a word of it, was just not appropriate.
I think she should resign from congress frankly, but at a minimum she shouldn’t be on committees and certainly that committee.
On Twitter, VP Pence wrote:
@IlhanMN tweets were a disgrace & her apology was inadequate. Anti-Semitism has no place in the United States Congress, much less the Foreign Affairs Committee. Those who engage in anti-Semitic tropes should not just be denounced, they should face consequences for their words.
CNN reporter, Manu Raju caught up with Omar and asked her:
The President said that you should resign and the Vice President said you should be held accountable for your views can you respond to that?
Omar responded with:
No thank you.
Moments later, Manu Raju asked Omar about her response to President Trump asking her to resign.
After calling for her resignation, Omar tweeted to President Trump stating:
You have trafficked in hate your whole life—against Jews, Muslims, Indigenous, immigrants, black people and more. I learned from people impacted by my words. When will you?
Manu Raju begin to ask Omar:
This morning you said that the President….
Omar rudely interrupted Raju, asking him:
Are you serious? What is wrong with you?
I’m asking about your tweet. You had a tweet saying that the President trafficked in hate.
Omar rudely replied:
yes I tweeted..there’s a response, you can run that. Have a nice day.
Later, Raju took to Twitter and wrote:
Rep. Ilhan Omar in no mood to talk about her controversies this week. First, she said: “No thank you” when asked to comment on Trump saying she should resign. Second time I saw her, she yelled: “Are you serious?” when I tried to question her.
He followed up with another tweet stating:
Asked about her tweet this AM attacking Trump for trafficking in hate, she angrily said: “Yes I tweeted, and there’s a response. You can run that. Have a nice day.” And she walked into a meeting
In another tweet, Raju wrote:
Before I even got my question out the second time I saw her, Ilhan Omar angrily said: “Are you serious? What’s wrong with you.”
See video and tweets below: