Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., wrote in 2017 that America was founded by genocide and our foreign policy smacks of “neocolonialism.”
“We must confront that our nation was founded by genocide and we maintain global power through neocolonialism,” Omar said in a tweet linking a Time article titled “ Unity Will Take Generations” she wrote about the August 2017 white supremacist rally Charlottesville, Va. The op-ed and tweet were unearthed by freelance writer Jeryl Bier.
We must confront that our nation was founded by genocide and we maintain global power through neocolonialism. https://t.co/KAcXjqUw7u
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) August 17, 2017
Omar elaborated on her comment more in the article, which was unearthed by blogger Jeryl Bier.
“We must confront that our nation was founded by the genocide of indigenous people and on the backs of slaves, that we maintain global power with the tenor of neocolonialism,” she said.
Read more at the Washington Examiner.