Omar Deletes Tweet Smearing Covington Students

Omar Deletes Tweet Smearing Covington Students

January 23, 2019

After receiving an avalanche of criticism, Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) deleted a tweet smearing the Covington Catholic students over their confrontation with a protester.

“The boys were protesting a woman’s right to choose & yelled ‘it’s not rape if you enjoy it’ … They were taunting 5 Black men before they surrounded Phillips and led racist chants … Sandmann’s family hired a right wing PR firm to write his non-apology.,” read Omar’s now-deleted Twitter post.

She wrote this well after the students were exonerated from wrongdoing in their viral confrontation with the “Black Hebrew Israelite” protesters.

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