One day after Democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s comments prompted the House to launch a vote condemning anti-Semitism, she finds herself in hot water again blaming a reporter for Politico misquoting her.
The newest scandal is over her comments that former President Barack Obama, himself a Democrat, got away with so many drone strikes because of his ‘pretty face.’
Miss Omar blasted the reporter in a tweet, saying she was an Obama fan and had simply been misquoted.
However the Politico reporter, Tim Alberta, shot back, saying: ‘Exhibit A of how politicians use the media as a straw man to avoid owning what they said. Your tape…supports what I wrote 100%. So does my longer tape. It’s beyond dispute. Next time, a phone call from your office before the Twitter ambush would be appreciated.’
Politico released a longer audio file, on which Miss Omar could be heard saying about former Democratic President Obama’s drone strikes: “We don’t want anybody to get away with murder because they are polished. We want to recognize the actual policies that are behind the pretty face and the smile, so that we can understand the kind of negative impact, or positive impact, they will have on us for generations.”