The beautiful thing about our country is that when you really think about it, we developed a wonderful system for cycling people in and out of the government.
If we don’t think that someone did a good job, we have prescribed times when we can kindly show them the door and thank them for the job they tried to do.
However, we also have systems in place where if a person is so incompetent at their job that they need to be gone immediately we can do that as well. It doesn’t happen often, so a person has to be REALLY bad.
Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee called on Rep. Ilhan Omar to resign this week after the Minnesota congresswoman said the U.S. economy and political system is oppressive and should be dismantled.
At an event in St. Paul on Tuesday billed “to address racism in policing and reform our criminal justice system,” Omar made the call for the fundamental restructuring of America.
“As long as our economy and political systems prioritize profit without considering who is profiting, who is being shut out, we will perpetuate this inequality,” the lawmaker said.
“So we cannot stop at criminal justice system. We must begin the work of dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it.”
Fellow “squad” member Rep. Rashida Tlaib seconded Omar’s call to tear down the system.
“My sister @IlhanMN said it best: We must begin with dismantling the whole system of oppression wherever we find it. Pass it on,” the Michigan Democrat tweeted.
Blackburn clearly did not like what she heard.
“Ilhan Omar took an oath to defend and protect the Constitution, not shred it. Omar and her Marxist comrades are a threat to our Democracy,” the senator tweeted.
“Omar should resign,” Blackburn added.
Conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza, who immigrated to the United States from India as a young adult, noted that Omar, also an immigrant (a political refugee), should be grateful for the American system that both took her in and gave her the opportunity to succeed.