Once again, Rep. Ilhan Omar has stuck her foot in her mouth and made yet another statement which was neither well thought-out or grounded in any factual basis.
The congresswoman is currently facing heat after claiming that a merit-based immigration system is â€œracistâ€ to the Latino community. Of course, it didnâ€™t take long for people to understand the undertones of Omarâ€™s claim and the unfortunate implication that Latino immigrants lack merit, as documented byÂ Fox News.
It didnâ€™t take very long for Omar to delete her tweet about a merit-based immigration system being â€œracistâ€ towards the Latino community. However, the internet lives forever.
GOP Sen. Ted Cruz was able to get a screenshot of Omarâ€™s tweet and as the son of a Cuban immigrant himself, Cruz had a rebuttal to Omarâ€™s statements.
As the son of a Cuban immigrant whose Dad came to get a math degree & become a computer programmer, I’m troubled that Dems seem to believe Hispanic immigrants can’t qualify for skills-based legal immigration. Bringing in more scientists, engineers & doctors is good for US jobs. https://t.co/iugniZgJtL
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) May 29, 2019
Itâ€™s interesting that Omar deleted her tweet. Now, if sheâ€™s asked about it, the congresswoman will undoubtedly say that thereâ€™s nothing wrong with what she posted; however, if she was truly comfortable with her message, she wouldnâ€™t have later taken it down.
In and of itself, that proves Omar knows that she messed up.
At this point, Omar may already realize it, but her now-deleted tweet is riddled with tragic, political irony. In the attempt to paint the Trump administration and Republican Party as racist, Omar simply proved that she is the real racist.
The idea that Latinos are simply incapable of measuring up to a merit-based immigration system says more about the person who thinks this way than it does about the immigration system itself.
This story first appeared at The Conservative Brief.
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