Newly elected Democrat congresswoman Ilhan Omar, is facing backlash after she attacked Vice President Pence’s Christian faith in a tweet.
CBN News reported that a recently elected female congresswoman is facing backlash for mocking Vice President Mike Pence on Twitter.
Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) posted a photo of Pence in the Oval Office with his eyes closed during a meeting between Trump and Democrat leaders this week about the border wall.
Omar captioned the photo with the phrase, “Jesus take the wheel,” which originated from a popular country song from Carrie Underwood.
America’s 1st Hijabi congresswoman who wears Islam on her head, mocks Jesus and Christianity. This by a woman who is alleged to have married her own Somali brother to get him a visa. No wonder @IlhanMN is the darling of America’s Sharia-Bolsheviks. https://t.co/hF4dyFogE6
— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) December 16, 2018
A United States congresswoman has been accused of
—marrying her brother
—committing immigration fraud by doing so
—lying to the court during divorce proceedings@IlhanMN refuses to provide any info that would debunk the claims. No investigations launched. Media silent.
— Richard Armande Mills (RAM) (@RAMRANTS) December 16, 2018
Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar (D-MN), the first Muslim woman elected to Congress (along with fellow Democrat Rashida Tlaib of Michigan), mocked Vice President Mike Pence last week with a tweet captioned “Jesus take the wheel!”.
Imagine the national media meltdown if a Christian politician made fun of a Muslim like this: https://t.co/fEStyQxf2G
— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) December 15, 2018
The tweet was one of many mocking Pence’s apparent passivity during an Oval Office clash between President Donald Trump, incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY). However, critics accused Omar of mocking Pence’s stalwart Christianity, and she offered no clarification.
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) December 11, 2018
I don’t like Pence, and I have always liked you, but it’s not cool to mock someone over their religion. You really should remove this post. You are above stuff like this, and honestly, I have lost some respect for you because of this…
— Kirs for Fears (@kirsforfears) December 15, 2018
Another example of the Left’s vaunted “tolerance”. I’m not impressed.
— Conny (@conny_green) December 15, 2018
Omar may not have been reflecting a religious prejudice of her own, but rather the generic prejudice against religious Christians that is common on the far left. However, she did have her defenders, including Ray Johnson of ChicagoNow.com:
Representative Omar tweeted out a photo of Vice President Pence sitting with his eyes closed with the caption, “Jesus Take The Wheel”. I thought that was really funny and the reason it was funny was that it was probably true! I don’t believe that Representative Omar meant anything anti-Christian about it and if I was sitting in there, I would have probably been thinking that same thing and praying that we can all take a deep breath and recognize the humor in the world and not take everything as a personal attack or that our fellow Americans are our enemies.
The phrase is used as an expression of exasperation, and is the title of a popular Carrie Underwood song.