Republicans don’t believe Muslims, black people should have equal access to the legal system

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) said on MSNBC’s “All In” on Monday that House Republicans voted to remove her from the Foreign Affairs Committee because they “didn’t believe that Muslims or black people should have equal access”.

Co-host Mehdi Hasan asked, “How much do you think the targeting of you last week has to do with your identity? And what does that have to do with your views, in particular, your criticisms of Israel, which President McCarthy has openly pointed the finger at? »

Omar said: “It has precisely to do with bigotry. If you remember Marjorie Taylor Greene herself in 2019 came to Congress and said she was going to force Rashida Tlaib and me to take an oath on the Bible because we couldn’t be official if we didn’t. weren’t doing. She talked about how we infiltrate Congress as Muslims. You remember Donald Trump came to Minnesota and said Somalis were infiltrating your state. These are people who certainly don’t believe that Muslim immigrants, immigrants, refugees, and certainly someone who carries all those identities together should be in the United States, let alone Congress, and exercise any type to be able to.

She continued, “But it’s also something deeper, isn’t it? It’s this sectarian idea of ​​having access to the legal system to seek justice. They don’t believe that Muslims or Black people should have equal access here in the United States to our legal system.”

Omar added: “I raised these concerns and this committee. I talked about the injustices that exist, that are committed in our name with our taxes, and why is it important to have a voice on this committee to ask these kinds of questions.

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