Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarPelosi takes fire from progressives over border Progressive group fundraising off Pelosi’s criticism of Ocasio-Cortez Ocasio-Cortez pushes back on allegations she insulted Pelosi MORE (D-Minn.) called Fox News host Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonPress: Trump’s disappearing homelessness Trump describes homelessness in cities as ‘phenomena that started two years ago’ Trump says he would leave ‘strong intelligence’ in Afghanistan MORE a “racist fool” in response to his on-air comments about her.
Carlson on Tuesday night said that Omar, who came to the U.S. as a refugee, is “living proof” that U.S. immigration laws are “dangerous.”
“Omar isn’t disappointed in America. She’s enraged by it,” he said. “That should worry you, and not just because Omar is a sitting member of Congress. Ilhan Omar is living proof that the way we practice immigration has become dangerous to this country.”
Omar responded by saying that Carlson’s remarks did not erase her patriotism.
“Not gonna lie, it’s kinda fun watching a racist fool like this weeping about my presence in Congress,” Omar tweeted Tuesday. “No lies will stamp out my love for this country or my resolve to make our union more perfect.”
“They will just have to get used to calling me Congresswoman!” she added.
Not gonna lie, it’s kinda fun watching a racist fool like this weeping about my presence in Congress
No lies will stamp out my love for this country or my resolve to make our union more perfect.
They will just have to get used to calling me Congresswoman! https://t.co/nRS13yWivK
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) July 10, 2019
Fox News did not immediately have a response to Omar’s tweet.
Carlson has previously called Omar a “symbol of America’s failed immigration system.”
Carlson has previously been accused of promoting white nationalism for his rhetoric criticizing immigrants.