Newly elected Rep. Ihan Omar is now calling to defund the Department of Homeland Security.
However, she is also now being widely mocked for complaining about TSA workers not getting their backpay yet.
Omar apparently was not aware that the TSA is funded by DHS, which she wants to defund.
Fox News reported that Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., continues her streak of controversial tweets, this time taking aim at the Department of Homeland Security.
In a tweet Friday night, the freshman congresswoman refers to President Trump as “Individual 1,” and insists he doesn’t have “public support” to “ram his hateful wall through Congress.”
“Let’s stand firm: #Not1Dollar to DHS,” Omar then urges fellow Democrats.
Ilhan Omar angry and complaining TSA agents haven’t received back pay, then an hour later calls to defund DHS… which would end TSA pic.twitter.com/OaDTqV3Cbi
— Rob Schmitt (@SchmittNYC) February 9, 2019
Despite working for the federal government, Muslim congressman Ilhan Omar, a Democrat, doesn’t appear to understand how the federal government actually works. She’s not alone.
Roughly an hour after she posted a tweet Friday complaining about Transportation Security Administration workers not having received their government shutdown back pay yet, she posted another tweet calling for the defunding of the Department of Homeland Security.
This is an outrage. I’m hearing from TSA workers back in Minnesota who STILL haven’t received backpay after the shutdown.
All workers affected by the shutdown—including contractors—deserve backpay!https://t.co/x7jE0yJpan
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) February 8, 2019
When Democrats stood our ground last month, we proved that Individual 1 does not have the public support to ram his hateful wall through Congress.
Let’s stand firm: #Not1Dollar for DHS.
— Rep. Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan) February 8, 2019
It’s not clear whether Omar, a close friend of equally brilliant congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, realizes that the TSA is a sub-agency within DHS, meaning that were DHS defunded, her friends in the Transportation Security Administration would be receiving no future pay.
Omar is among four radical Democrats — one of them a socialist, two of them terrorist sympathizers and anti-Semites and a fourth an anti-white racist — pining to defund DHS.
“Cut, do not increase funding,” Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley wrote in a letter to their colleagues last week. “The deal reached by the Conference Committee should not allocate any additional funding to this department or to the ICE and CBP agencies.”
President Donald Trump prematurely ended the government shutdown last month on the stipulation that “[a] bipartisan conference committee of House and Senate lawmakers” would soon “put together a Homeland Security package” that would address his desire for enhanced border security.
In the letter submitted last week, Omar and her peers argued that DHS should instead be defunded for allegedly abusing its authority. As examples, they cited the child separation scam and even the justified prosecution and deportation of criminal aliens.
The Muslim congresswoman is clearly serious about defunding DHS. What she doesn’t appear to grasp is that if DHS were defunded, the TSA would also be defunded. This means her friends at the agency would either have their hours cut or be laid off odd entirely, as noted by social media:
@Ilhan all I can say, as an employee who was essential during the shutdown and not paid unlike you and the rest of Congress, learn your job. You haven’t a clue at what each Agency does and that’s embarrassing when you say pay TSA but defund HSI.
— Syrsvt (@syrsvt) February 9, 2019
The reason for term limits!! You know (???guess not) that DHS includes TSA who you screamed to we give back pay? Ditz
— BJAlexandria (@BJAlexandria) February 9, 2019
No money for the Coast Guard or TSA?????? Learn a little bit about the DHS before you spout off.
— Allen Taylor (@boisevikings) February 9, 2019
You really don’t understand the details about how anything works do you? I thought you wanted all the TSA agents paid??? But here you are calling to defund DHS. So what are you saying have DHS pay the back pay for TSA and then defund them? Do your homework elitist…
— Dline Rules (@howz_my_driving) February 9, 2019
An hour prior to this tweet you were outraged that TSA hadn’t received their backpay….Now you say #Not1Dollar for DHS. I’m confused & apparently so are you.
— judi (@judimath) February 9, 2019
So how will the TSA workers get paid (your previous tweet) if you don’t give any money to DHS? 🤦🏼♀️
— Andrea Trzynka (@ajtrzynka) February 9, 2019
You want Homeland security defunded? That’s the change you want? Seriously? TSA, FEMA, US Coast Guard, Secret Service. All part of DHS.
— TheBrownConservative (@TheBrownConser1) February 9, 2019
Weren’t the Democrats just complaining about TSA and Coast Guard NOT getting their pay during the government shutdown? You do know they are a part of DHS, right? Do you also know that FEMA falls under them too? WTH do you think is going to replace them?
— mz_jagger (@emcjagger) February 9, 2019
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