This is an outrageous claim by Ilhan Omar. Last year, George Santos was expelled from Congress by his own party because he lied on his resume. Omar should be challenged for breaking her oath of office.
Message from Ambassador Rhoda J Elmi, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Somaliland
We were profoundly surprised, even shocked on discovering the remarks made by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D) of Minnesota in a recent public forum, widely circulated on most social media platforms and attached below for your reference.
The language she employed was regrettably unbecoming of both the office she holds and the constituents she represents.
Her expressions were lacking in common decency and revealed a significant lack of understanding of basic facts. Specifically troubling, were her endeavors to revive the once-violent and dangerous ideology of Greater Somalia or Somali Weyn, which caused so much death, destruction and conflict in the Horn of Africa.
Furthermore, her use of ethno-racist rhetoric didn’t escape attention and left many with a deep sense of disappointment.
This was particularly bewildering for those who recall similar racist attacks she endured not long ago, of being ”not American enough” and was baffling to see her take a similar approach and accuse the entire #Somaliland nation of “falsely claiming Somali identity.”
Moreover, her ignorance of US – Somaliland cooperation in the fight against terror and piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Gulf Of Berbera was shocking to say the least.
We hope the House Leadership and her caucus will take note of her public conduct, unbecoming a United States Congresswoman nor representative of the august house she serves in.