Omar Slams Alabama GOP for Hypocrisy After Party Calls for Her Ouster From Congress

'If you want to clean up politics, maybe don’t nominate an accused child molester as your Senate candidate?'

Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., listens as Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russ Vought testifies before the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 12, 2019.
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Freshman Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar slammed Alabama’s Republican Party after they passed a resolution urging the state’s congressional delegation to begin the process of expelling her from the U.S. Congress.

Omar responded to a news report on the resolution, writing, “Sorry, @ALGOPHQ, but this is a representative democracy.

I was elected with 78% of the vote by the people of Minnesota's 5th District, not the Alabama Republican Party.

If you want to clean up politics, maybe don’t nominate an accused child molester as your Senate candidate?”

Omar was referencing the failed Senate campaign of former Judge Roy Moore, who had been twice removed from the bench in Alabama.

Alabama Republicans reportedly supported a resolution calling for Omar’s ouster at its summer meeting in Auburn this past weekend, according to Al.com. State Rep. Tommy Hanes. Introduced the resolution which calls on Alabama's congressional delegation (6 of 7 are Republican) to "proceed with the expulsion process in accordance to Article 1, Section 5 of the U.S. Constitution."

Omar wasn’t the only one who called out the Alabama GOP for hypocrisy. Progressive activist Adam Best also tweeted, “Alabama Republicans recently had...

1. A Governor who resigned after a shady affair and illegal coverup

2. A Speaker of the House who was convicted of 11 felony ethics violations

3. A US Senate candidate who was a child molester

Consider this a compliment, @Ilhan!”