Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., posted six ways in which she identifies herself, none of which included being a U.S. citizen, one of the candidates trying to defeat her in the November elections noted.
Republican Dalia al-Aqidi, gave a short reply on Twittter, stating “I am an American,” Fox News reported Wednesday.
Omar had sent a Twitter message earlier this week in which she describes herself as “Hijabi, Muslim, Black, Foreign born, Refugee, Somali,” adding “Easily triggering conservatives, Right wing bloggers, anti Muslim bigots, tinfoil conspiracy theorists, birthers, pay me a [dollar] to bash Muslims fraudsters, pro-occupation groups and every single xenophobe since 2016.”
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, also pointed out the irony of Omar leaving out “American” as one of her identities, writing on Twitter that “in today’s Leftist world of intersectionality, ‘American’ is deemed embarrassing & gauche.”
Many others on social media also noted the absence of anything to do with the United States she represents in Congress on the list of how Omar identifies herself.
“Not surprising that you don’t identify at all as American,” one of the responses stated. “I have no problems with any of the above except that. You were elected by Americans to serve Americans. Thank goodness you don’t purport to represent me.”
Another commentator on Twitter also expressed frustration with the list, writing “Can we talk about our state of Minnesota now and what we are working on here? I really tire of how much you focus on . . . well, you.”