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‘Squad’ member Rep. Ilhan Omar called for the “actions of some people” comment.
Rep. Ilhan Omar, responded to outrage over a paved video in which she appeared to compare immigrant detention centers of the slave trade, said Sunday they want “controversial”, just because “the people seem to that the controversy.”
The Minnesota Democrat, the comments came during an appearance on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” with Margaret Brennan. Asked whether Omar was, in fact, the comparison in the video, Omar said, “I’m only controversial because the people seem to that the controversy.”
The video of Republican National Committee Twitter account on Saturday, featured Omar speaks to a group about your last trip to Ghana. They discussed the visit to the 400-year-old dungeon, where the Africans were held captive and separated by gender.
She said, a description of the Dungeons, a tour guide gave her flashbacks-the pictures you had seen of Libya, where a slave trade – and the images they had seen, the migrant internment camps in the United States
“And so a story that happened 400 years ago, I constantly had this memory, this horrible image of many of the things that take place there, in the dungeon, which now takes place, whether it’s in the coast of North Africa or the coasts of the United States.”
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Still, Umar insisted later that she said, for the two comparisons to be dealt with separately.
“It is always an implicit intent with every conversation I have,” she said, “and if you check the video, a comparison of what looked like the dungeons and the people was sold, what happens in North Africa, and the other was the separation of the family.”
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Omar continued, “And, of course, we obviously have a crisis here with our family separation policies.”
Asked if her comments were a direct attack on U.S. border agents, she said: “Absolutely.”