“Both parties are for war, so what difference does it make?” one protester asked the congresswoman, to which she replied claiming to be “anti-war” and suggesting the man vote for independent candidates if he is displeased with the two-party system.
“$80 billion to Ukraine is not anti-war,” the protester replied, before accusing Ukraine of “killing its own citizens.”
“We are helping people survive war,” Omar said while shaking her finger. “We are helping little children like me that haven’t been helped—”
“You’re pressing the big red button” the protester interrupted.
Omar began to shout at the man about “millions of Ukrainians that have been displaced” and “piles of bodies that are being found in mass graves.”
“There are little children whose lives are being lost,” she continued to shout. “You can sit here and talk, but unless you are someone like me that has been that child, you do not get to tell me what my votes mean and how I get to vote in supporting people who desperately need support right now.”
Actually, her constituents do get to tell her how she should vote, because that’s her job: to represent them, not to hide behind a fake claim about her being a child war refugee and to pretend that that justifies provoking nuclear war with Russia.