Ilhan Omar has hit back at the Alabama Republican party after the group attempted to have congress remove her from her role on Capitol Hill.
On Tuesday, The Hill reported that the Alabama GOP were supporting a resolution calling for the Congresswoman to be ousted and were urging the state's congressional delegation to expel her for what they have deemed to be 'antisemitic' language.
Omar who has been subject to a torrent of abuse from Republicans and even the president since she became a member of Congress in January did not take kindly to this attempt to have her removed from office and fired back on Twitter.
Responding to The Hill's story Omar detailed exactly how she was elected to Congress before criticising them for electing the alleged child molester Roy Moore as a nominee for state senator in 2017, which he lost to Democrat Doug Jones.
In her tweet she wrote:
Sorry @ALGOPHQ, but this is a representative democracy.
I was elected with 78% of the vote by the people of Minnesota's 5th District, not the Alabama Republican Party.
If you want to clean up politics, maybe don’t nominate an accused child molester as your Senate candidate?
Sorry, @ALGOPHQ, but this is a representative democracy. I was elected with 78% of the vote by the people of Minn… https://t.co/rNlA5Si3Lc— Ilhan Omar (@Ilhan Omar) 1566941741
As you can imagine her tweet didn't exactly enthral her critics but there is no arguing that she had made a perfectly reasonable and valuable point about the Republican's double standards.
Thankfully, there were a few people who enjoyed her perfect clap back.
@IlhanMN @anita1867gmail1 @ALGOPHQ HA!! Love you Ilhan!! Don't worry about my states simple minded resolution They… https://t.co/1q0tzEI5Ah— I wear my mask & pretend I'm Aiel. (@I wear my mask & pretend I'm Aiel.) 1566942724
@IlhanMN @ALGOPHQ Don’t worry. We’re re-electing you! https://t.co/TEJ2wx7tkp https://t.co/nBX6BPGVgG— Tees For Progress (@Tees For Progress) 1566941810
@IlhanMN @ALGOPHQ Hi Alabama Republicans, you can count on Minnesota voters re-electing Ms. Ilhan! Maybe concern… https://t.co/KOPSsKgNnu— J Fitzgerald (@J Fitzgerald) 1566942563