Congresswoman Ilhan Omar “would be in the KKK” if she wasn’t in Congress, argued human rights activist and lawyer Brooke Goldstein in an interview with Fox News.
Goldstein, who is the executive director for the Lawfare Project, told her host Tucker Carlson that Omar called him “a White supremacist” and that “if she wasn’t a member of Congress she would be a member of the KKK.”
The Lawfare Project is an NGO meant to facilitate “a response to the abuse of Western legal systems and human rights law.”
Goldstein argued that Omar “built a career on attacking American Jews,” the Washington Examiner reported.
Omar “hides behind the fact that…she is a Muslim and a woman, as though that insulates her from criticism,” Goldstein claimed, saying that Omar blames those who object to what she says of racism or anti-Muslim views.
Omar tweeted about Carlson, calling him a “racist fool” after he said she is a “living fire alarm…we better change our immigration. Or else.”
The FOX interview aired in June, but resurfaced this week when US President Donald Trump engaged in a Twitter feud with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and “her crowd” of unnamed congresswomen who hail from “countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe” who tell “the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run.”
Trump suggested “they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done.”
Omar is a Somali-American congresswoman and is the first Muslim woman to serve in Congress.
The Ku Klux Klan is a US white supremacist hate group established in 1865 after the defeat of the Confederate Army in the Civil War. After being suppressed by the Federal Government it was recreated in 1915 as an anti-Catholic, anti-Jewish, and anti-black group and suppressed again in the 1920s. It was revived in the 1950s and currently has roughly 15,000 members across the US.