A conservative political pundit says if four first-term female members of Congress are so unhappy with the U.S. Constitution, the borders aren't keeping them in the country.
On Monday, those four Democratic congresswomen held a news conference to renew their attacks against President Donald Trump and call for his impeachment. "The Squad," as they've come to be known (pictured, left to right) – Rashida Tlaib (Michigan), Ilhan Omar (Minnesota), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (New York), and Ayanna Pressley (Massachusetts) – responded to the president's weekend tweets that said they should "go back" to the "broken and crime-infested" countries they came from."
All four of the lawmakers are U.S. citizens, and only one (Omar) is foreign-born; so in that respect the president's tweets were inaccurate – but Cathie Adams of Eagle Forum says she understands what the president meant.
"[He was saying that] if you don't like the laws of this nation and you don't like the U.S. Constitution, there are no borders keeping you in," she tells OneNewsNow. "You are welcome to go where you want to live under that rule of law and those customs – and if it is Sharia law, please feel welcome to go to Iran."
While Democrats in the U.S. House on Tuesday sought to formally condemn the president for his remarks on Twitter, Adams argues that the women comprising "The Squad" are very much a picture of a runaway political party.
"It is rogue; it is out of step with the American people; and I think it bodes very well for Republicans," she shares. "And I do hope that Republicans will find their voices and … will expose these women for who they are and what they are calling for."
Calling out Omar – beneficiary of American benevolence
Representative Omar, evidently, is calling for high schoolers to view America as she views it: "unjust." That's what she told about 400 high school students during a recent public appearance.
"I grew up in an extremely unjust society, and the only thing that made my family excited about coming to the United States was that the United States was supposed to be the country that guaranteed justice to all," she told the students, according to the Washington Post. "So, I feel it necessary for me to speak about that promise that's not kept."
Derryck Green of Project 21 contends Omar had no justification for saying that. "Her being here – having been elected to the statehouse in Minnesota and to the United States Congress – is by definition proof that the country isn't unjust the way she claims it is. I think she needs to be called on that," he says.
School officials, says Green, should have put Omar's statements into context by telling the students that while she's free to express herself, they shouldn't necessarily project those statements on the country as a whole.
"High school kids, by definition, are very impressionable," he points out. "You can kind of tell them certain things and it works to persuade them because at that age they are governed more by emotion."
Omar came to America from a Kenyan refugee camp at age 12 and said she was disappointed in what she saw.
Be careful with 'racism' label
Real evidence of racism should always be condemned, says author and speaker Dr. Frank Turek, but throwing around that accusation and comparing everyone to Hilter, when there is no evidence, is also wrong.
Turek shared his views of President Trump, and the accusations against him, in an American Family Radio interview.
"Even the atheist Richard Dawkins understands that Islam is not a race," Turek said, "and yet I'm so tired of hearing people say that if you disagree with someone who is Muslim that somehow you're a racist."
He went on to observe that Christianity and Islam have different beliefs, and it's not racist to criticize someone's beliefs if they follow Islam, because Sharia law and jihadism are "enemies" of the U.S. Constitution.
"And that's what I think people are misunderstanding here," he said.
Editor's Note: This story has been updated with comments from Frank Turek.
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