GOP Attacks War Survivor Ilhan Omar

GOP Attacks War Survivor Ilhan Omar

Jim Banks & the GOP attack war survivor Ilhan Omar. John Iadarola breaks it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook:

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“After Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) mocked Democratic Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota for saying that the Iran crisis caused her to be "stricken with PTSD," a veterans’ group came to her defense.

During a press conference Wednesday, Omar said the escalating tensions with Iran made her feel "ill a little bit because of everything that is taking place."

"And I think every time I hear about—I hear of conversations around war, I find myself being stricken with PTSD. And I find peace knowing that I serve with great advocates for peace and people who have shown courage against war," she said.

Shortly after the press conference, Banks wrote a tweet that said her claiming PTSD was "offensive.”

"Rep. Ilhan Omar complained she’s ‘stricken with PTSD’ because of recent events in the Middle East," Banks wrote. "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."

The anti-President Donald Trump veterans group Common Defense replied with harsh words for the congressman, pointing out Omar’s refugee status.

"Dear @RepJimBanks, This is a tremendously ignorant thing to say. Veterans like us know that people wearing uniforms aren’t the only ones impacted by war. @Ilhan is a refugee. We stand with her against hawkish elites like you. #VetsForIlhan #EndForeverWar," the group posted."

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