She’s so stupid, she can’t even keep her stories right ….
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) was compelled to issue a declaration about deleting a tweet that many said raised more questions about her marriage controversy.
A tweet from June 2013 tweet was a plain greeting from Father’s Day to “Nur Said,” whom she identifies as her father.
This was deleted by Rep. Ilhan Omar this morning, and I would like to know why pic.twitter.com/fydTNphg16
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) September 17, 2019
Democratic legislator’s critics said the tweet provided evidence to support suspicions that Omar had committed immigration fraud. They point to rumors that to sidestep immigration constraints, Omar married her brother, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi.
On Tuesday, a spokeswoman for Omar answered questions about the deleted tweet.
“Rep. Omar and her family are subject to constant threats. When people write vile things on posts about people she loves — including posting disturbing doctored images of her father — she takes them down,” read the statement.
“Nur Said means ‘Happy Light’ and it’s been her dad’s nickname since he was a kid. He has a public page with the same name,” the statement continued to explained.
“She isn’t deleting it for the disturbing and hateful reasons that are being implied by conspiracy theorists and legitimate media outlets shouldn’t be spreading conspiracy theories,” the statement added.
Omar, a freshman member of Congress, also has to protect statements that critics considered to contain anti-Semitic tropes.