Rep. Ilhan Omar compared President Trump to notorious mob boss Al Capone, suggesting he, like the noted gangster, should “get to serve time.”
Capone, once dubbed by the American media as “Public Enemy No. 1,” is known for a variety of high-level and violent crimes, including the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre, in which seven gang rivals were murdered in broad daylight.
Omar sees a striking similarity between Trump and Capone.
“I’ve used examples where you’ve had mob bosses who have committed atrocity after atrocity, have violated our criminal codes of conduct, and we got them on one narrow case,” she told MSNBC’s Ari Melber, “but they get to serve time.”
When Melber explained that she was connecting the dots between the President and Capone, Omar responded in the affirmative.
Omar is the Atrocity
While being a member of the Squad means you have to speak in hyperbolic terms with no bearing on reality, we’d love to know what ‘atrocities’ the President has committed.
In the context of the current news cycle, Omar could only be speaking about the current impeachment push which involves Trump asking the Ukrainian president to investigate corruption in his country. That, of course, falls well short of an atrocity, much less a high crime and misdemeanor.
“What’s important right now is that for this particular president, that we know has many cases where we can impeach him on, that we focus on the one that the public is paying attention to and impeach him on that,” Omar said without evidence.
First, Democrats are rapidly losing public support for their impeachment sham. Second, there isn’t a single ‘case’ that Democrats can find a legitimate reason to impeach the President, least of all this Ukraine hoax.
And finally, self-awareness isn’t Omar’s strongpoint, since she is currently being investigated on multiple fronts for tax fraud allegations, marriage fraud allegations, immigration fraud allegations, and campaign finance violations.
The only atrocity in this conversation, the only person akin to a mobster, is Omar herself.
This is a president who has come to power vilifying and demonizing immigrants and refugees. He proudly said we should halt Muslims from entering our country.
It’s not a surprise that he finds his biggest nemesis in me. https://t.co/vl7tjmnSFr
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) May 6, 2019
Thinks the American People are Too Dumb to Understand
Omar went on to suggest that the American people need to be educated on why the resistance party is right to pursue the impeachment of President Trump.
“You have to remember, right, this began in a way for us to give the public an opportunity to understand and move along in this process with us,” Omar said. “And as we go into the second phase, they will get to do that more.”
The public understands what you’re doing. Engaging in a farcical ploy to overturn the 2016 election. We get it.
That’s why you have to resort to false comparisons between Trump and Al Capone. You know the alleged transgressions don’t amount to an impeachable offense in the eyes of the Constitution or the public.
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