Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar has been slammed for giggling in a press conference on Wednesday during a discussion of U.S. casualties in the Iraq War and for claiming that she is “stricken with PTSD” due to the current “conversations around war.”
Omar was spotted giggling while her colleague Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee discussed U.S. casualties in Iraq. Omar also claimed to be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, which drew fire from Rep. Jim Banks, who serves in the U.S. Navy Reserve and deployed to Afghanistan in 2014 and 2015.
“Feigning PTSD in a press conference — in which you were seen giggling — because you disagree with the president on policy is not a thing and is disrespectful to our troops who come home from war suffering from symptoms like PTSD,” Banks said in a statement to Breitbart News.
“This is a disgrace and offensive to our nation’s veterans who really do have PTSD after putting their life on the line to keep America safe,” Banks tweeted.