During a press conference on Wednesday, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) laughed and giggled while her colleague, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), discussed U.S. casualties from the Iraq war.
As Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) spoke, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) can be seen standing behind her laughing and giggling while talking to her Democrat colleagues.
“I’m very glad to say that I was part of the 132 and also the vote for Barbara Lee’s amendment, but I think that the point of that is that that is the same war that we’re dealing with today,” Lee said. “We never solved any problems with AUMF, we left four thousand plus, maybe even forty four hundred dead, and over sixty thousand who came back injured in some form and the war never ended.”
“I recall the language in AUMF, it deals with hostilities in Iraq,” Lee continued. “It doesn’t deal with an incident or a dislike or someone in a car coming in from the airport. That is the danger of not acting and I do think with our leadership, meaning the leadership CPC, that will come together around specific answers.”
During one point in the press conference, Ilhan Omar claimed that talking about the possibility of war with Iran was causing her to be “stricken with PTSD.”
“I feel ill a little bit because of everything that is taking place and I think every time I hear of conversations around war I find myself being stricken with PTSD,” Omar said.