Pressley Offers Resolution Condemning Boebert for Islamaphobic Rhetoric

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Representative Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) is offering a resolution condemning Representative Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) for Islamaphobic rhetoric.

“For a Member of Congress to repeatedly use hateful, anti-Muslim rhetoric and Islamophobic tropes towards a Muslim colleague is dangerous. It has no place in our society and it diminishes the honor of the institution we serve in,” Pressley said. read more

Ilhan Omar and House Democrats Call on Biden to Formally Raise Refugee Cap

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Representative Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and a group of House Democrats have called on President Joe Biden to formally raise the refugee cap to 62,500 after delaying the increase.

“Having fought for four years against the Trump Administration’s full-scale assault on refugee resettlement in the United States, we were relieved to see you commit to increasing our refugee resettlement numbers so early in your Administration. But until the Emergency Presidential Determination is finalized, our refugee policy remains unacceptably draconian and discriminatory,” Omar wrote in the letter, joined by Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) read more

Ilhan Omar Responds to Trump Attacks: “I Am a Member of the House That Impeached You”

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Ilhan Omar has responded to Donald Trump’s overnight attacks on her by reminding him of his impeachment by the House of Representatives and accusing him of acting like a child.

The President attacked the Democratic congresswoman at a rally in Pennsylvania on Tuesday in what many saw as an overt appeal to racism. Omar was born in Somalia but has been an American citizen for 20 years. read more